The Osun State Government, in its effort to enhance learning process in secondary schools across the state of Osun in Nigeria, has launched a tablet of Knowledge "Opon Imo", designed in the form of a mini iPad, to be distributed to the Senior Secondary School students free-of-charge.
Opon Imo is a portable touchscreen Android powered e-learning device, the first of its kind in Nigeria provided by the state government to equip students with knowledge and make it easier for them to pass school leaving certificates examination. It is a standalone, educational, multimedia e-learning content platform that comes with pre-loaded applications for WAEC and JAMB approved text books.
The Opon Imo tablet provides 3 major content categories; Text Books, Tutorials and Practice Questions which include audio voiceovers and video tutorials. It delivers compelling self- paced standalone courses, conducted in a highly interactive computer- based learning environment and synchronized to a library of relevant e-books and a computer- based testing environment.
The Android 4.0 PC Tablet has a Dictionary, Bible, Koran and Health book. It also has development games such as chess, Sudoku and Tetris. It has 512MB of RAM and an internal storage capacity of 32GB according to the specs published on the Opon Imo website. The current version of Opon Imo has Internet deactivated to prevent the distraction this may cause to students at this level of education.
According to the Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf ARegbesola, Opon Imo will ease the students of carrying loaded backpacks of books and will help ease the challenge of external examination.
This is a very impressive development. Isn't it?