The Lagos State Government in partnership with Chronicles Software Development Company, on Tuesday, launched EkoDigitalSchool.com, the largest digital classroom in Africa.
The borderless school which is built on a cloud architecture can accommodate two to 10million students concurrently and would be data free to create equal access for all students so that no one is left out.
According to the Co-founder of Chronicles Software Development, Mr. Koyejo Oluwatosin, the platform is incorporated with all subjects which are aligned based on the curriculum, (week by week) while it also has various important features like assignments, tests, examinations and reports to ensure continuous interrupted learning, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages.
Oluwatosin further explained that the Eko Digital School takes a sequential approach to learning where student are expected to complete specific requirement before accessing next level of content.
As the use of the platform continues, he disclosed plan to make digital report cards available as well as universal examination engine for the conduct of SS2 mock exams, SS 3 qualifying exams and teacher promotion examinations among others.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, who commended Chronicles Software Development Company said the digital school, which is open to all students and teachers in Lagos, will help them become tech savvy, learn live long skills as well as help build the 21st century skills that should be integrated into teaching and learning.
To ensure access, the Commissioner disclosed that the State Government is investing heavily in devices in addition to devices donated by the private sector in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
“This pilot scheme is aimed at using digital technology to push education to a world class quality,” she said.