About Mavis Computel

Mavis Computel Limited is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as a private limited liability company with Certificate of Incorporation No. RC164922. The company was founded by Engr. Samuel Ucheaga and commenced operations in 2007.

Over time, the company has built from scratch its own messaging gateway for Bulk SMS and 2-way messaging (http://www.mavissms.com), and developed the Mavis Talking Books™ (an education solution that makes learning interactive and engaging in a language that the user understands and with audio-visuals with prepared by experts to help improve learning outcome).

We have also developed a new education model, tagged Mavis Education Programme (MEP). The MEP is an education model designed by Mavis Computel for using the Mavis Pen™ and Talking Books™ to provide high quality, group  participatory learning for Out-of-school children (OOSC) in rural, semi-urban and urban settings at a very low cost – for  about $2 – $8 per child per month (depending on the location and model deployed). We believe every child has the right to high quality education – no matter their status or location. For in more details on the MEP Centres, please contact us by sending an email to education@maviscomputel.com and we will send you the Concept Note.

 

The Team:

We currently have a core staff strength of ten members, and over twelve language and education experts who work with us for the production of our Talking Books™. The profiles of the key members of the team are below:

Engr. Samuel Ucheaga (CEO): He came up with the idea of the Talking Books™ in 2010 and has guided the company right from the initial R&D stage to our present stage of growth.  He has over 30 years of experience in the telecoms sector and also in teaching children as a Sunday School teacher. Engr. Ucheaga won the award of the Best Technical Specialist of the Year (1990) given by the Minister of Communications in Nigeria – and he has been innovating since then. He started the Technical Operations department of M-Tel as one of the founding members of the organisation in 1996. He supervised the first GSM Switch installed in Nigeria: a 1,000-line exchange. He was an Acting MD/CEO of M-Tel. He later became the General Manager, Planning in NITEL. He voluntarily retired as a Zonal General Manager of NITEL in 2007 to start Mavis Computel Ltd. He has a B. Eng. Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and is a registered member of COREN.

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Mr. Chizaram Ucheaga (Head, Corporate Strategy & Operations): Supervises the day-to-day operations of the company. Leads the business planning and sales strategy for the company’s products and services. Conducts reseller training, support and after sales interaction with clients and partners. He has a B. Eng. Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). He is a Member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He has also attended a number of trainings in Nigeria, abroad and online covering Business Development, Project Management, Sales, Operations, Language, Literacy & Learning, Talent Management and more.

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Mr. Chiemezie Ucheaga (Head, IT):  Responsible for software development for the Talking Books™ and other Mavis Computel solutions like our Bulk SMS and interactive 2-Way Messaging Gateway. Handles the software deployment to the Mavis Pens™, and supervises the product testing, digitized book printing and other related activities. He has a B. Eng. Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). He is a Member, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

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Partnership/Collaboration Opportunities

 

Resellership: We currently have over 12 resellers across Nigeria, USA and UK.

We are looking to get more resellers across Nigeria and in more countries like Canda, China, Italy, Germany, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Gambia, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Singapore, Ukraine, Hungary, Sweden, Australia and more. Our terms are friendly and it is very easy to get started. For details, email education@maviscomputel.com

 

MEP Centre Franchise: Nigeria currently has over 10.5million out of school children. Our goal is to be able to reach at least 5 million of these children affordably using the MEP Centres to be setup across Nigeria before 2019. Setting up an MEP Centre is far cheaper (over 10x cheaper) than conventional methods. An MEP Centre that can cater to 320 children costs about $25,000. We will be happy to partner with people and organisations who are ready to to make this happen and to help provide literacy and numeracy programs nationwide. For more details, email education@maviscomputel.com

 

Investment: We will be happy to get further investments to help us rapidly produce more Talking Books in more languages and for more grade levels to gain wider adoption locally and internationally and to setup MEP Centres faster. For details on the investment opportunities, please email chizaram@maviscomputel.com.