(PRWEB) December 29, 2013
The Governor of Para, his excellency Simao Jatene, in a meeting with executives from Magnus Gyan and professors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur (IIT-J), approved a technology led education solution for the State of Para. The solution will bundle the Magnus Gyan tablet with cutting edge educational content called Faceduc. The initial rollout is for 12,000 public school students as part of his new vision for education and the project called "Pacto de Educacao". “Once successfully deployed, the next phase of this initiative will expand to 100,000 students in the State using the Magnus Gyan tablet”, said CEO Kartik Kilachand.
IIT-J is one of the world’s leading engineering institutes and widely regarded as the global thought leader on affordable internet access devices. IIT-J is committed to providing affordable ‘last person connectivity’– not just the ‘last mile connectivity’. It has, hence, created a Center of Excellence at its campus focused on developing innovative hardware solutions to make affordable devices for delivery of such knowledge. This initiative has produced the world’s first high quality $75 tablet architecture, designed to run intensive interactive education applications.
Right on the heels of this path breaking order, Cultura Inglesa, Rio, one of Brazil’s premium English Language training school has selected the Magnus Gyan 7” Tablet for its Pilot project with 2,000 students starting in January 2014. Cultura Inglesa (English Culture) is the premium English-teaching franchise founded in 1934 with branches present in 70 cities spread over 23 Brazilian states. With its own Publishing House, “Learning Factory”, Cultura Inglesa has a reach of over 100,000 students.” Cultura Inglesa is estimated to have trained 1 million Brazilians since its inception.
“Considering the size, tradition and high standards of Cultura Inglesa, it put Magnus Gyan tablets through a 3 month arduous evaluation and selection process”, says CEO Kilachand. “This is a big break-through for Magnus Gyan as it establishes our product as the leading high quality affordable tablet for education in Brazil.”