Nigerian multinational bank and financial service provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has revealed its educational solution FirstEdu specifically designed to enhance the educational facilities in schools. It includes FirstEdu loan and FirstEdu portal.
The bank explained that FirstEdu loan is targeted at private Nursery & Primary and Secondary schools to assist the schools in achieving their desired growth in the medium and long-term. The product provides funding to replace old furniture and equipment, pay staff salaries, purchase brand new or fairly-used buses as well as refurbish dilapidated buildings and classroom blocks. With this product, school owners/proprietors can stay ahead of competition at all times.
The bank mentioned that, the new product enables the schools to access facility with no tangible collateral, apart from domiciliation of school fees account with the Bank.
In addition, FirstEdu portal is a modular and great web-based enterprise portal that enables Tertiary educational institutions manage academic, administrative, professional, logistics and payment challenges. The basis for its robustness is to take the stress of logistics, administrative and payment challenges off the institutions, as they focus on meeting their year-long, medium and long-term objectives.
The new product features and benefits include; e-Learning, virtual library and facilitation of exchange programmes with foreign educational institutions; academic & student events/time-table/calendar management; school fees payment via the internet; online information and result checking; interactive community forum between students and teachers. It also affords applicants the opportunity of enrolling from the comfort of their homes or any location around the world; no licensing, installation and maintenance cost and plugs avenues for revenue leakages amongst others.
Group Executive, e-Business & Retail Products, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Chuma Ezirim said “with FirstEdu, private schools across the various tiers of education in Nigeria; elementary, secondary and tertiary, have the right tool to boost their business to the level they desire. With over N5 billion loans already disbursed to schools this year alone, we are committed to supporting growth in this key sector of our economy.”
For further information on FirstEdu, visit the FirstBank branch nearest to you or contact us on our social media channels. It added.