OLPC Nigeria

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Federal Republic of Nigeria
#NA
Capital Abuja
Official languages English,
Edo,
Efik,
Adamawa Fulfulde,
Hausa,
Idoma,
Igbo,
Central Kanuri,
Yoruba
Area 923,768 km²
Population
 - 2005 estimate 128,765,768
 - 1999 census 88,992,220
 - Density 142/km²
Education
 - Literacy (%) 68.0
 - Compulsory Years #NA
 - Compulsory Age #NA
 - Pop. in School Age ~#NA
 - Pop. in School ~#NA
GDP (PPP) 2005 est. USD 175 billion
 - Per capita USD 1,400
GDP (nominal) 2005 est. USD 77 billion
 - Per capita USD 598
HDI  (2006) 0.448 (low)
Gini Index  (1996-7) 50.6
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Internet TLD .ng
Calling code +234
More statistics...

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Pilot

OLPC Nigeria/Galadima

Sokoto

Sokoto Implements "One Laptop Per Child" Programme
From Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto, 10.28.2008

Sokoto State Ministry of Education is set to partner with the state's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to implement the 'One Laptop per Nigerian Child' (OLPC) programme, to improve education delivery in the state.

Three New State Pilots in Nigeria: In 2010 three SEED OLPC pilot projects were started simultaneously at three Nigerian schools in Rivers State, Bayelsa State and Akwa Ibom State. For more information visit: [1]

Next in line for deployment

Suggestions: The town of Pampaida, one of the Millennium Villages.--SvenAERTS 02:07, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Languages needed for localization

Nigeria's official language is English. Other languages spoken include Edo, Efik, Adamawa Fulfulde, Hausa, Idoma, Igbo, Central Kanuri and Yoruba, but there are more than 250 languages spoken in the country, Ethnologue even lists 510 spoken languages.

Most children learn English, compulsory from primary school onward, and Arabic. They would probably have a better learning experience when taught most topics in their native language. Secondary school is almost exclusively taught in English. Yoruba is the local language most used in schools in the south west from primary to Secondary school , but the language of instruction still remains English. English is important to many Nigerians, seeing as at least a minimal knowledge of the language is necessary.

There are already localization efforts in Nigeria's major languages, Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa. These languages use the African Reference Alphabet, which is covered by Unicode but requiring support for composed characters with diacritics (at both input and display level). More information about localization can be found at the PanAfrLoc Wiki. According to L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, a third of the children between 12 and 17 attend school.

Pan-Nigerian_Alphabet

This is what the Pan-Nigerian font looks like:
Image:Pannigerian.png

It's a variant of the Latin alphabet with diacritic characters and a few extended characters as well.

For more info you can refer to Wikipedia Pan-Nigerian_Alphabet page.

See also

Fantsuam Foundation is pioneering the localization five minority languages: Tyap, Gorok, Jju, Koro and Fantsuam www.zittsourceforge.org, http://zitt.sf.net/zpage.html



Primary Language English
Number of Laptops 6000
Keyboard Layout OLPC English Keyboard
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Date(s) Arrived in Country
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Deployment Status A larger deployment, independent of the initial Galadima pilot project.
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Deployment status A larger deployment, independent of the initial Galadima pilot project.
Keyboard OLPC English Keyboard  +
Language spoken English  +
Number of manufactured laptops 6,000  +
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