Nigeria’s First Indigenous e-Learning Platform, Roducate is Deepen Online Learning Across Africa
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to school closures across the country. Everyone–parents, teachers, students, and even government–agrees that e-learning is the only way to keep students engaged and learning during this period.
But the e-learning world is hard to navigate because most platforms focus on a niche area.
Roducate, Nigeria’s first indigenous e-learning platform, offers the most comprehensive solutions needed to adopt e-learning on the massive scale that it is needed.
Roducate offers content from Primary 1 all the way through to university. With Roducate, students and parents don’t have to worry about whether the content they are learning is relevant. It carries only a government-approved curriculum, which is endorsed by NERDC, NUC, JAMB, Lagos State Ministry of Education and the African Union.
Students and parents also do not have to worry about fending for themselves on less popular subjects. The platform carries not only Maths and English, but also subjects as diverse as Music and Cisco/ICT.
Roducate caters to different learning styles: lecture notes for avid readers, podcasts for auditory learners, tutorial videos for visual learners.
Schools can also get in on the action. They can create their own platform on Roducate. Access to the platform will be limited to its students. They can choose to present only their own content or present Roducate’s content as well.
According to the founders, the platform has a solution for even the biggest problem we face, which is that the majority of Nigerian students don’t have access to internet-enabled devices. The company has created a version of its app called Roducate Mass and offers this version preloaded on a smart feature phone which consumes very limited data. To further minimize data use, Roducate Mass is accessible offline. It is also designed to ensure child safety online.
Roducate’s readiness to tackle these problems may not be a coincidence after all.
The company’s CEO, Femisola Awosika, released a statement recently, stating, in part, that, “with countries adopting e-learning as a means of minimizing the disruption in education during COVID-19 pandemic, our children must not be left behind.”
Interestingly, Roducate carries both West African and East African curricula. So it’s a solution that can be used across the continent. The company has proven itself capable of playing on the big stage as it is the engine behind UBALearn, Glo Mobile Tutor, and ARMLearn.
Roducate app has logged over 700,000 unique subscribers. It is available, on the web, mobile web, USSD, and iOS/Android/KaiOS.
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