Afrilearn to offer free primary and secondary education for Nigerians

Afrilearn, an edtech startup has announced that its mobile app can be accessed for free by primary and secondary school students across Nigeria and beyond.

Afrilearn to offer free primary and secondary education for Nigerians

Afrilearn, an edtech startup, has announced that its mobile app can be accessed for free by primary and secondary school students across Nigeria and beyond.

Founded in 2019, Afrilearn empowers children ages 6 to 18 with free, fun, and world-class education for best grades in school and competitive examinations like the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), National Examination Council (NECO) and others.

Afrilearn also monitors every learner’s progress with detailed analytics to help every student identify their strengths and areas for improvement.

"Some children learn best by watching videos, some by reading class notes, some by solving practice problems, and some by social collaboration. By design, Afrilearn is purposefully built to give every child the freedom to learn using the unique methods that work best for them", said Isaac Oladipupo, Afrilearn's co-founder and CEO.

Oladipupo stated that Afrilearn's "innovative e-learning platform offers richly animated and curriculum-based video lessons, class notes, practice exercises, live classes, a personalised learning dashboard, and many more learning resources".

Owing to its seamless fun learning experience, the award-winning education streaming startup has organically reached over 486,032 learners, with more than 50,000 gamified quizzes, 5,000 curriculum-specific class notes, and over 3,000 video lessons.

According to Gabriel Olatunji-Legend, co-founder/Head of Content at Afrilearn, "beyond helping students fill learning gaps with trusted content by expert tutors, with its several cutting-edge features, Afrilearn also empowers teachers, schools, and parents to effectively accelerate learning outcomes. Our goal is to empower students to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom, via any device".

Even though primary education is officially free and compulsory in Nigeria, about 10.5 million of the country's children aged 5-14 years are not in school, according to UNICEF Nigeria. Only 61% of 6-11 year-olds regularly attend primary school and only 35.6 per cent of children aged 36-59 months receive early childhood education.

Most of these schools, especially rural communities, lack access to quality learning materials and facilities. A Nigerian secondary school teacher, Taiye Ojuolape said "the contents are very comprehensive, and the app display is so friendly and easy to navigate. The resources helped to increase my classroom engagement exponentially.”

Afrilearn claims that 94% of students who use the Afrilearn app have recorded high school grades.