Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Oladayo Akinpelumi, has lamented how Nigeria’s education system has out lived its relevance since the 90s.
He said to meet up with the time, ICT was the only leverage upon which teaching and learning could be salvaged, especially with the 10 million out-of-school children living across the country.
Akinpelumi, who stated this during the official launch of an e-learning platform, mAcademy in Abuja, called on the government to take seriously the country’s educational system by using technology to fine-tune the process.
Highlighting on the usefulness of the app, Akinpelumi, who is also the Product Lead for Bilyak Consulting, the developers of the app, said “mAcademy is a platform whereby teachers upload their contents for students and other users to access these contents at an affordable cost of N100 for 7 days.
“The platform has about 98 categories cutting across 400 different courses. We have course for kids from age 18 downward, no limitation of ages.
“We also have materials for JAMB, WAEC, NABTEB and even Post-UTME. We, as well, have the tester module where teachers can actually use to train themselves.
“Also, as an incentive to further boost the teaching and learning among the Nigerian populace, we have launched mAcademy grants where we give out some financial rewards every month to at least 10 students who access our platform and complete certain courses.
“We have additionally launched the Free Teens Educational Application available on android and IOS platforms for kids in pre-school, nursery, and primary schools for children,” he added.