Mr Peter Ayeni, a Nigerian, has developed an app, which he named ‘Mbele,’ that will help to increase access to quality education using technology and creating a fun learning environment in Nigeria. Ayeni said that the app is a learning platform that would change the challenges of learning among young Nigerians.
According to him, its mission is to increase access to quality education anywhere in the country. ‘MbeleApp’ will also enable young people to compete by providing curriculum based, soft skills, general knowledge and vocational video lessons delivered online in a fun and interactive manner. For years we have been talking about the challenges we face as a nation. It is time for us to take action and start talking solutions.”
He said the app would help adolescents and youths by empowering them to start creating innovative solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, in Nigeria. And it would also equip the youth to become social entrepreneurs and build a community to help each other succeed.
Ayeni believes that with over 10.5 million children and youths out of school in Nigeria, which is the total population of Liberia and Libya, achieving the SDGs might be a mirage if drastic steps are not taking. “A UNESCO report thinks that Nigeria may not meet the SDG goals 2030 on education, maybe until 2070.”
With over 70 million Nigerians online and the ever-decreasing prices of data and high penetration of smartphone, Nigeria could take advantage of the available technology, he said. This, he said, would provide access to quality education for the children and skills for the youth, adding that ‘Mbele’ would make learning accessible to anyone anywhere via smartphones. (NAN)