Launched mid January by Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub with support from Samsung Electronics West Africa, the EFIKO Mobile App is taking secondary school education mobile.
The app is a mobile social quiz platform aimed at enhancing learning through self-assessment on questions in line to the National School Curriculum and is available on Android, Nokia S40 and mobile web and for download from the Samsung Apps and Google Play stores.
The app was conceptualized and developed at 48 hour Tech-In-Education gathering January 2012, where people share ideas and tools for creating novel web and mobile solutions for education at the Co-Creation Hub.The competition was won by EFIKO and they have been working on releasing it into the market after piloting it in several schools.
According to Bosun Tijani, C.E.O. of Co-creation Hub, ‘Following a successful and highly insightful pilot of EFIKO in eight (8) secondary schools across Lagos State, we are further convinced that EFIKO will enhance learning amongst Secondary school students by helping them take responsibility for their own performances in a fun mobile environment with minimal supervision.
Samsung also pledged full support to the teams.
Oyekanmi Bolade Digital, Mobile Content and Services lead at Samsung Electronics West Africa said, “We will always support creativity and innovation this is why we have partnered with the Co-Creation Hub, to support the Efiko project. We believe that the wealth of this nation is not only its natural resources but majorly in its human capital potential. We will always be willing to support the realisation of this potential.”
According to their release, EFIKO has the following features:
- Topical based learning: Students learn as they are taught according to the National Curriculum
- Standardized content: This is especially important for Students in Schools with a shortage of Teachers for certain subjects
- Instant scoring with a leader board: Students are challenged to do better when they see their current scores and ranks as well as that of their peers
- Social based learning: Peer-to-peer engagement makes learning fun for students. Students can challenge each other on social media to become top student for different subjects
- Recognition: In form of incentivising high performing students and their schools on the platform
- Geographical mapping: Tied to the leader board, students can see where top students go to school
- Covers Senior Secondary Classes i.e. SS1, SS2, SS3
- Service is free for students to download and use
EFIKO also has a national secondary school challenge running and those interested can get details here.