This blog is part of a series showcasing the winners of the African Union ‘Innovating Education in Africa’ program.
I am a third-generation educator in Nigeria and consider it my heritage. I was first introduced to computers and system analysis as an engineering student, and later decided to apply technology and innovation to what I viewed as my life mission to expand the frontiers of quality education in Africa.
It has always been evident to me that one of the structural problems that the Nigerian education system has is the absence of yearly state tests—a system to benchmark learning outcomes to provide a framework for teachers and schools to improve their processes.
Currently, the student assessment is performed at the end of secondary school. Unfortunately, at that point in the student learning process, it’s almost impossible to remedy learning gaps that the assessment might reveal.
I saw the need for a system that allows benchmarking to happen more frequently and more thoroughly to provide detailed diagnostic student assessment information on a state, school, class and personal level. This led to the creation of StudyLab360.
Learning achievement and performance analytics
StudyLab360 is a learning management system that provides schools with first-class features for remote teaching as well as quick and easy assessments of students and is available online and offline for use in schools and at home. It is designed to help students access practice questions that are categorized by class level, topic and skill, and has a built-in feedback system that helps them improve their knowledge.
For teachers, the system provides detailed performance analytics across all students’ skill sets and allows them to set up class quizzes easily. Schools can also use the detailed performance analytics to benchmark students’ skills against a measurable standard, while government can use the analytics to conduct snapshot assessments of learning outcomes on a state or nationwide survey.