Delateur Services has invested N20 million to boost Information Technology education in Nigeria, ‘Yemi Adeyemi-Enilari, principal partner, told BusinessDay in Lagos.
Adeyemi-Enilari said the investment was made over the last 20 years through the company’s solution called Academia, which enables teachers, students and parents interact without coming together.
He explained that this solution helps them, particularly the parents, to know how their children are faring in school while in their comfort zones.
Adeyemi-Enilari also pointed out that for these interactions to take place, school authorities must register on the Academia website whereby the parents can access their children’s performance without having to meet with their teachers physically. The solution, which he said would remain free for public usage in the next two years, will see school authorities paying at least N100,000 annually to subscribe on the Academia services. On the possible challenges, the principal partner observed that internet and electricity may be the major issues because all parties involved need all the capacities to be able to access and enjoy Academia solution efficiently.
On how Delateur is selling the idea, Adeyemi-Enilari maintained that the firm has been trying by way of dropping proposals, which he acknowledged has been a bit slow. “Some teachers specifically told me that it is going to be more work for them and that school owners will not pay them for it,” he said.
He however hinted that there is an avenue where teachers can upload assignments for students and could be submitted online as well.
“Academia is going to set schools on a high pedestal. Everybody is embracing IT wireless, so, we should think and move forward,” Adeyemi-Enilari said.