A new educational technology platform has been introduced in an effort to promote economic growth and development in Africa. Its goal is to provide African youth with high-quality, easily accessible, and affordable STEM education and digital skills.
GetBundi, a platform created by Wings of Justice Limited, was presented in Lagos with the goal of reorienting African education toward STEM and digital skills to help millions of people escape poverty.
Osita Oparaugo, CEO and founder of GetBundi, stated that the concept for the platform came from the realization that only nations with citizens who are STEM-enabled can experience meaningful development because STEM education fosters creativity, and innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities necessary in the 21st century.
Singapore transformed from a developing nation to a developed nation using science and technology. China’s no-flush issue has been resolved, and the country is now a world leader in science. Because of the crucial role that scientific and technical developments have played, many nations have thriving economies.
When one considers the availability of human capital and the resilient nature of Africans, especially the youths, he added, “What China and Singapore have achieved in less than 50 years, Africa can also attain utilizing STEM Education and STI Skills development.”
According to Oparaugo, GetBundi currently hosts more than 1,008 hours of audio-visual content that spans six years of secondary school work using the West African curriculum. This content includes topics like physics, chemistry, mathematics, ICT, data processing, the English language, etc. Additionally, there are up to three years of revision for competitive exams like the WAEC exams, as well as monthly live question-and-answer sessions.
He emphasized that GetBundi is a supplement that may be used as a teacher’s help, to encourage continuous learning for in-school students, and as a study guide for out-of-school students/homeschoolers rather than a replacement for the traditional style of teaching or physical secondary education.
He added that GetBundi is trying to integrate three years of JAMB, IELTS, and TOEFL review programs, as well as science, technology, and innovation capabilities, into its next product release. The STI skills would include training in coding, graphic design, video editing, and digital marketing. Users who complete a course and all associated assignments will receive a diploma.
Anyone who wants to succeed in the 21st century, especially in Africa, needs to develop their digital skills. GetBundi is your one-stop-shop since STEM-focused remote employment is in high demand and pays well, and so many people want to make the transfer but are unsure of where to begin.
According to the founder of GetBundi, the platform will help and upskill 10 million Africans in the next ten years through the acquisition of STEM and STI digital skills through a plan known as “The GetBundi Vision 2032.”
He asked the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and other regional economic organizations on the continent to embrace the GetBundi goal.
The goal of the project, according to Juliet Ijeh, GetBundi’s program coordinator, is to reach as many youths as possible, regardless of where they live, with STEM education. This is especially important given the high level of insecurity in Africa, which has made attending school more challenging.
With the help of this product, innovative learning will be appealing to young minds to the point where some of them may choose to pursue entrepreneurship or other creative and productive endeavors even after completing secondary school, according to Ijeh.