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New digital education platform, AfricLearn launched in Lagos

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AfricLearn, a new digital education platform for students, teachers and publishers in Nigeria was officially launched on Friday in Lagos to ease learning.

“Curriculum-aligned textbook content has been an issue with most digital learning solutions in the country for a long time.

“AfricLearn tends to provide a unique solution to bridge this content gap,” its CEO, Mr Femi Sanusi said.

He said the digital solution was designed to provide personalised learning for secondary and tertiary school students and institutions for improved performance.

Sanusi said the solution has an online and offline facility which can be accessed on subscription at a very affordable rate.

“The vision is to ensure that education is affordable and no one has an excuse of not buying a book.

“All required is for a user to have a mobile phone or a PC, and then you can log on to the website and access your books while online,” he said.

Sanusi said a free teaching video was also embedded in every chapter of a textbook subscribed by a user for practical and in-depth analysis.

According to him, the syllabus used by the solution is made up of West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO) and those of some foreign examination bodies.

Sanusi said Africlearn ebooks come with linked assessment questions to test the assimilation and ability of a reader after reading.

“Parents and schools who subscribe/for their children and students are able to keep tab of the scope of textbook read by the student and performance in assessment.

“Our vision is for Africa, but implementation has just commenced in Nigeria for the secondary schools.

“Solutions for the tertiary institutions are also ready, but the content will be available by 2019,’’ he said.

Also, Mr Elvis Boniface, CEO, Edugist, said adopting technology is a must for the education sector in the 21st century, if productive learning must take place.

Boniface said there was need to change the teaching, training and research method in Nigeria following evolution of technology.

According to him, the main purpose for education is to equip the young for tomorrow, and creativity is the only variable that could solve the problem of tomorrow.


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