Saturday, September 13, 2014

New technologies – THE MORNiNG

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Ivory Coast came Friday in the era of digital handheld launching an educational tablet designed locally

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 its inventor, Ivorian N’Douffou Thierry, 36.

Two years of research in Côte d’Ivoire led to the realization of the project, the same source.

Qelasy, including schools French 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 been 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” in in the country.

The Department of Education and several state enterprises have committed to buy these local shelves, according to the spokesman.

Côte d’Ivoire joined the Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria and South, where locally designed shelves are already on sale Africa.

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