As part of its goal to empower and equip 100,000 Students and Youth Corpers in the next year, technology industry player, VEDA introduces Student and Corpers’ Laptop, Internet and Content Scheme “SLIC” which is geared towards students and graduates in school and during their National Youth Service with the sole purpose of empowering these citizens with the 2 most important tools of the 21st century; a Computer and Internet Access.
This scheme is groundbreaking and a first in Nigeria for Students and Youth Corpers. Specifically, for the first time ever Youth Corpers can get computer financing with their statutory allowance with absolutely no hassles or strings attached.Veda has partnered with Gtbank Plc, MTN Nigeria, Standard Alliance Insurance, Jobberman.Com and Intel Nigeria to provide Students and Youth Corpers with a Veda Laptop, Windows 8 OS, MTN 3G Internet Modem with 1 Month of Internet Access, 1 Year Warranty, 1 Year Accidental Damage Insurance, Tons of Apps including Jobberman.com’s Premium Services and a Laptop Bag financed by GTbank PLC for as low as N3,500 per month payments. There is no equity contribution, collateral or any hidden requirements.
For the Youth Corper, he or she needs to provide his/her BioData, Call up ID Number and open a GTBank account to apply and receive the product bundle while Students only need a working sponsor or guarantor to co-apply. 100,000 Students and Youth Corpers nationwide are expected to participate in this scheme over the next year.
This scheme is fully supported and endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
Veda Technology will also launch a first in Africa; free Accidental Damage Insurance on its products in partnership with Standard Alliance Insurance. This coverage will include physical damage, electrical surges, spills, broken screens and other accidental damages on her products for 1 year.
For the Pilot Scheme beginning this month, Youth Corper Applicants can apply in Lagos and Abuja NYSC Orientation camps and pick up products on the last day of Orientation Camp.
For Students, the Pilot Universities are as follows:
Bayero University, Kano
University of Jos
Modibbo Adama University of Science and Technology, Yola
Gombe State University, Gombe
Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto
Kebbi State Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Aliero
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Ebonyin State University, Abakaliki
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
University of Port Harcourt
University of Lagos, Akoka
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
The full scheme will be available to all Universities and all NYSC camps nationwide in 2013.
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