Education in Nigeria as a sector, has witnessed its own share of the trouble that is ravaging the country. We are at the moment, dealing with problems of both quality and standard. Hopefully, technology would help savage what is left of it. Which is why this post is dedicated to listing out startups that are killing it in the EdTech sector. These ones are improving our education with their technology enabled platforms. See.
When you think of a revolutionary Mobile Learning Platform which has placed its focus on digitization of Nigeria’s School Curriculum Content, you’re thinking Passnownow. Yes, they have digitized secondary school curriculum, and this is like the first time ever for Students, Teachers and Parents all over the Country. Passnownow serves all subjects contained in the Nigerian Secondary School Syllabus from JSS1 to SS3, and they follow the daily sequential order in which they are taught in School in a pattern that students can read ahead of Classes. Tell me how else technology can be best used for education.
Every year, millions of students write both internal and external examinations. Some of these includes, WASSCE, NECO examinations, NABTEB, GCE and many others. But, sometimes you wonder how prepared some students actually are for these exams. Preparing just got a lot better with Pass.ng, which is a web, desktop and mobile-based CBT examination preparatory and testing platform. They have a vision to help candidates excel in all major Nigerian Examinations and tests.
You can see Tuteria as that platform powered by tech, that allows the absolute improvement of academic performance for kids and adults, excelling at various local, international and professional exams and even mastering skills like Public Speaking, Photography, Music etc., How they do this is by connect you with qualified private tutors, instructors, coaches and mentors in your community.
At this point, they might be the most reliable platform to help you teach more people and make greater impact in your own community.
Run by cchub, the goal of Relearn is to help schools use technology in a smart way to enhance learning. They do this through content curation and capacity development while leveraging on a wide network of trained facilitators. Improving the learning experience in and out of the classroom is a major for them. Having a center located in Abuja, they have built a home of experimentation and have identified innovative ways to equip teachers and students with 21st century tools to accelerate the delivery of content and ultimately students’ learning.
Talk about a tech startup helping students in both cash and kind, and you have ScholarX. ScholarX is a social impact startup that focuses on Education Financing to help young Africans access quality education through Scholarships, Crowdfunding (Village) and E-Learning. They curate scholarship opportunities and inform registered students, while also running a platform called “village” that helps to crowdfund students’school fees.
I think we have come to a point where we can trust technology to improve the standard of our education. And so far, it has been doing just that with the evident tech startups making a major difference. All we need is more of them.