EdTech has massively transformed education around the world in the last five years, and it is impressive that Nigeria is catching on.
Meet the Nigerian startups that are re-imagining education in the light of today’s technological innovations.
Tuteria is an online marketplace connecting users with qualified tutors within their neighbourhood, to master the subjects, skills and exams that matter to them.
Lessons can be booked in academic subjects as well as more vocational areas, while there are also tutors offering lessons in skills such as programming and web design.
Every tutor is screened and thoroughly vetted for highest quality, and users can book services in about 60 seconds and plan private lessons according to their own schedule.
Tuteria processes payments for lessons, monitors lesson delivery and evaluates performance.
PrepClass is an academic solutions provider offering a customized learning program for students. The platform has learning programs to fit any family’s needs and preferences – whether it’s in-home tutoring or online test prep.
On PrepClass is a huge plethora of past question material that allows students practice online and understand there areas of strength and weaknesses. Also, parents that want a more personalized experience for their kids can also request for a personal Prepclass tutor from a database of more than 5000 tutors in Lagos/Abuja.
EduRecords is a cloud and mobile education platform that provides real time/insightful reports including projections, learning path and suggestion on how best a child’s academic performance could be improved to their parents and educators.
The platform also engages schools with free solar electricity, Internet, automated attendance tracking devices that monitors both student and teacher inflow and outflow to school and classes and self-paid ICT personnel.
So far, Edurecords has provided transformation to over 5,000 both secondary and primary schools pupils in Lagos state. They have a mission is to transform Africa to a developed continent by 2050, reduce crime and illiterates by providing each African with good, quality and equitable education irrespective of their location, age and financial background.
Pass.ng is a web, desktop and mobile-based CBT examination preparatory and testing platform, with a vision to help candidates excel in all major Nigerian Examinations and tests.
Pass.NG helps students towards their examinations by assessing them through a series of mock tests while also proffering solutions to the questions. Students also get to track their progress as they prepare for the examination on the platform.
The platform has a goal to reduce to barest minimum the failure rate of students in major exams starting with Nigeria and eventually the world at large.
ScholarX is a scholarship finder for Nigerians studying anywhere in the world. The service helps all Nigerian students home and abroad have access to all available scholarships.
The ScholarX app has both free and premium versions, and allows users to select parameters and scroll through lists of available scholarships that match their requirements. Scholarships are available for undergraduate, masters and PhD students.
There’s also a crowdfunding feature, Village, an education crowdfunding platform that allows African secondary school and university students students to create fundraising campaigns for backing by sponsors.
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