Ivory Coast has entered the digital age pocket launching an educational tablet designed locally, AFP noted during the presentation of the product on Friday night.
Qelasy, has an 8 inch screen and a storage capacity of 16 GB, is thought of as a “digital schoolbag” to “learn anywhere, anytime,” said his inventor, the Ivorian N’Douffou Thierry, 36 years.
Two years of research in Côte d’Ivoire led to the realization of the project, the same source.
Qelasy including French schools in Morocco, Ivory Coast and Chad have already been purchased by, is assembled in China and will cost 180 000 CFA francs (about 274 euros) in trade, has t was learned from a spokesman Siregex, which distributes the tablet.
It “is an asset to our educational system,” praised the Ivorian Minister of Post and Information Technology, Bruno Koné, citing a “digital revolution” underway in the country.
The Department of Education and several state enterprises have committed to buy these local shelves, according to the spokesman.
The Ivory Coast joins the Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria and South, where locally designed tablets are already on sale Africa.