In a country where standard of education keeps falling and candidates find it increasingly hard preparing for exams, students across Nigeria, especially Jambites will appreciate a solution that helps them grasp concepts easily. Ridit, an edtech startup, is doing exactly that.
The edtech startup’s focus is to help students study and prepare for exams by helping them understand concepts in an easy-to-grasp manner. In achieving its goal, the startup equally helps to build a reading culture among its users.
How does Ridit achieve all of that?
For students taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Ridit has taken the course content for that exam and divided it into topics. The topics are further divided into subtopics.
These subtopics are each explained in audiobooks that are not longer than 10 minutes so as not to bore the student. There are also ebooks which complement the audiobooks. The ebooks provide additional information to give users more knowledge on a topic.
Ridit is a mobile app that summarizes JAMB (UTME) topics into a ten minute audiobook. It has over 20,000 JAMB past questions and a 1 million naira annual scholarship. The scholarship exam is written within the Ridit app on the mobile phone.Chukwuemeka Onunkwo, Founder, Ridit
The startup was launched in January 2020 by Chukwuemeka Onunkwo. Since the official launch of its mobile app, Nigerian students that are preparing for the UTME examinations have already downloaded the app and rated its effectiveness.
According to Godiva Chibeze on Playstore, “this is, by far, the best JAMB app. The eBooks are awesome. Short and precise – straight to the point”
Ridit requires users to register with #1000 to have access to the ebooks, audiobooks, and past questions for a year. Subscribers to the edtech platform also stand the chance of writing an annual scholarship exam that gives the winner one million naira.
With students using mobile phones and the internet more than before, developing a solution for use on mobile makes it more accessible to students. With educational materials that can be accessed from a phone, and in small chunks of time, Ridit is on its way to helping students perform better in their exams.
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