International Day of Education 2023
Education plays one of the major roles in human development. According to United Nations, “education is a human right, a public good, and a public responsibility.” Hence, the need to invest in the best and right tools to ensure people get quality and accessible education is paramount to the growth of every nation. uLesson understands this principle that’s why it is one of the giant Edtech firms in Africa, passionately and effortlessly providing accessible and quality education for children.
The International Day of Education 2023, which is being celebrated on the 24th of January, is an important day with the theme, “to invest in people, prioritize education.” This theme highlights the importance of investing in education as a way of empowering individuals and the nation at large. uLesson is fully aligned with this theme, as our mission is to deliver high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to all Africans.
Two (2) Key Challenges
Over the years, different factors have been posing challenges to the accessibility of efficient educational resources in Africa. Due to evolution, one of the most factors that have been thwarting education is technology.
Lack of access to technology has significantly threatened effective education in Africa. Many schools in Africa lack basic infrastructure such as electricity and internet connectivity, which limits access to digital learning resources and online education.
Additionally, students and teachers in rural areas often lack access to computers or other devices that are necessary for online learning. These limitations make it difficult for students to acquire the necessary technical skills and knowledge that are increasingly in demand in today’s global economy.
Without access to technology, African students may be at a disadvantage when competing for jobs and opportunities in the 21st century.
2. Cost of Internet/Mobile Data
Even with the availability or access to digital tools in some parts of the region, the high cost of internet or mobile data can significantly threaten effective education in Africa.
Many students and teachers in Africa lack access to affordable internet or mobile data plans, which makes access to online learning resources and participating in distance education programs a herculean task. This can limit their ability to access educational materials and resources that are essential for their academic success.
The high cost of internet or mobile data can make it difficult for students to communicate with their teachers and classmates, negatively impacting their ability to collaborate and learn effectively.
Furthermore, the high cost of internet or mobile data can also be a barrier for individuals to access information and resources that can assist with personal and professional development.
How uLesson Provides Solutions
1. Digital Tools and Resources
As an Edtech company, uLesson has been solving the issue of technology as a challenge to education in Africa.
One of the ways uLesson is working to achieve this goal is through the provision of innovative, and engaging premium learning digital content available and accessible to learners in Africa and across the world. The uLesson Education Tablet and App serve learners in primary and secondary schools with a premium digital learning experience. It also helps post-secondary school students prepare effectively for external exams with downloadable pre-recorded video lessons that can be viewed anywhere and anytime.
The uLesson App hosts several features like:
- Live Lessons
- Homework Help
- In-depth Live Classes
- Instant Homework Help
- Helpful Learning Advisors
- Periodic Mock Exams
- Thousands of Practice Tests Quizzes.
- Multiplayer Quizzes
- Weekly Parent Report
These features are placed on a mobile-first approach to enable students to access educational curriculum and resources from anywhere, at any time, using their mobile phones.
2. Partnership with Schools
Another way uLesson is working to prioritize education is through partnerships with schools.
uLesson works closely with schools to understand their unique needs and challenges, and to develop solutions that are tailored to their specific context. This approach is about optimizing the school’s effort and tutors have been using this approach to optimize what they teach during classes.
According to UNESCO, “A country’s most valuable resource is its people – education for all its citizens is the only way for the country to reach a just, peaceful and prosperous future.” The International Day of Education is an important reminder of the vital role education plays in creating a more equitable and just society. At uLesson, we are fully committed to this goal, and uLesson is working effortlessly to deliver high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to all Africans.
As we celebrate this year’s International Day of Education, let us all commit to investing in people, and prioritizing education as a way to empower individuals and society, while building a better future for all.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION, 2023!