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There are strong indications that the market for locally manufactured personal computers in the country will soon get a huge boost as the minister of communications and technology, Omobola Johnson, at the weekend unfolded plans by the federal government to partner with Nigeria-based indigenous PC manufacturers, including Beta Computers Limited, on a Students PC ownership scheme.
Johnson gave this indication when she visited the Speedstar Computers brand manufacturing plant of Beta Computers Limited. She disclosed that the scheme was a public-private arrangement expected to equip Nigerian students, in tertiary institutions for the first phase, with notebook
computers and relevant content and broadband connectivity needed to face the challenges of bridging the digital divide and emerging world knowledge economy.
The minister who was excited by the motorized conveyor driven assembly plant of Beta Computers assured that the scheme when fully implemented would create thousands of jobs in the country for a lot of Nigerians who would be involved in not only the manufacture of these computers, but also the distribution, sales and support of the deployed computers.
Earlier in his response, the managing director of Beta Computers, Will Anyaegbunam was full of praise for the minister for conceiving the laudable scheme and the methodological way and the thoughtfulness that is very evident in her approach to its implementation. He assured her that "We are ready to partner with the government on this scheme. We have the capacity to do that with our high quality Speedstar range of computers".
Beta Computers to partner FG on PC ownership
As the minister of communications technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, unfolds the federal Government's plan to revive the domestic computer market through a student ownership scheme, an indigenous computer maker, Beta Computer, says it is poised to play a major role in the initiative.
The minister, who visited the Speedstar Computers brand manufacturing plant of Beta Computers Limited, on Friday disclosed that the scheme was a public Private Partnership arrangement expected to equip Nigerian students in tertiary institutions, in the first phase, with computers and relevant content. This, she said , was in addition to the broadband connectivity needed to face the challenges of bridging the digital divide in the emerging worldwide knowledge economy.
The minister who was excited by the motorized conveyor driven assembling plant of Beta Computers, assured that the scheme, when fully implemented, would create thousands of jobs. This, according to her, will involve not only the manufacturer of the computers, but also the distribution, sales and support of the
The Managing Director, Mr. will Anyaegbunam, lauded the Federal Government for conceiving the schemes. He said, "We are ready to partner with the government on this scheme. We have the capacity to do that with our high quality Speedstar range of computers."
Anyaegbunam identified negative perception as a major challenge facing indigenous computer brands, adding that there was no real difference in what Foreign brands were doing in PC manufacturing and the locally made ones. "All the laptop contain the same Intel processors and motherboards and the chassis known as "barebones" come from the same top ODMs (Original Design Manufacturer's) in Asia," he said.
Anyaegbunam said that Beta PC products had been through stringent quality tests that ensured the user got the very best in performance, stability and compatibility while providing excellent scalability and practical functionality for both home and enterprise computing demands.
Expected to be inaugurated later in the year, the minister said the scheme would make personal computers available to student of tertiary institutions at affordable prices with the payment done in a flexible manner. The minister promised the board of Beta Computers represented by its Chairman, Dr. Anthony Oboh, and two other directors, of government's commitment to buying Nigeria goods.
Amidst speculations and fears concerning the laudable computer ownership scheme (COS) programme powered by the Federal ministry of Communications Technology and NITDA in conjunction with Local OEMs, have taken a stride over the FIRST huddle... yes delivery of the first set of applications are presently on-going nation wide.
When early last year the Minister for Communications technology unvailed this project with intent to bring Notebooks within reach of every Nigerian university student, little did one expects that this would soon become a reality. For
some it was thought as just another vision 20-something but Alas, the minister was no dreamer she swung to action, amongst variuos meetings followed by visitation to local OEMs and numerous stakeholders round table talks, she showed passion and comitment for this project to work.
Beta computers Limited manufacturers of Speedstar brand of pc bought into this project, wholly supportive of the ministers passion along with other local OEMs and international giants as Intel and Microsoft. Speedstar brand aside the having required specification come with additional freebees as additional memory (4GB instead of 2GB), skype, anti-theft tracker etc.
On march 20 2013, Mr Usman Balarabe, the proud father of Balarabe Ibrahim a student of Usman Dan Fodiio University Sokoto, collected one of the first sets of Notebook (laptop) under the COS programme. His joy knew no bound and he would not hide his excitment that he is finally giving his son a notebook to study with.
With similar deliveries rolling on, all should now come to believe that this scheme is a reality and should expect that to follow will be deliveries of the several other applications once approval is given.
Mr Balarabe Signing delivery note for Speedstar
Mr Balarabe recieving his son's Speedstar notebook from Beta computers staff