A tech firm Atlancis Technologies has announced that it is providing free Grade One CBC content to private schools in a move to accelerate the digitisation of Kenya’s private primary schools.
According to Atlancis CEO and Co-founder Daniel Njuguna, exercises and games covering the entire curriculum for Grades 1 and 2. Our content has since been approved and adopted by the Kenyan Institute for Curriculum Development (KICD) for more than 20,000 Kenyan public primary schools, in a roll out that is now underway.
“Now, with the content built, we worked to create a system that could be used on any device, even parents’ phones, and which could form the platform for a school’s entire digitalization programme. We created the capacity to run student accounts, and create new, local content. We are doing more too, but today, as we launch the online iLearn for private schools, we are also giving all of those schools, amounting to some 8,000 private Kenyan primary schools, the Grade One content for free”
“Today, we are taking a next step again, with the launch of a learning management system offering some of the iLearn content for free and providing schools with digital libraries, the capacity to create quizzes, interactive lessons and every type of e-learning content. We are also providing teacher training and set-up support as part of our much bigger investment in ground-breaking education cloud technology to deliver on the government’s vision of a digitalised education system for all Kenyans.”
In addition to being awarded as an innovator in this month’s Top 100 awards, Kenyan company Atlancis Technologies has been lauded internationally by the Open Compute Project, launched by Facebook and partners, as the first company in Africa to install its state-of-the-art open source data centre infrastructure. The technology has cut the cost of data centre hardware to a fraction of previous levels and positioned Atlancis to deliver local cloud services that are far more cost efficient than was previously possible.
“We now see a set of bases for Kenya’s own Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in which iLearn is key. Having seen it approved and implemented by KICD into the Kenyan schooling system, we have worked hard to now expand it to create a user-friendly learning management system that private schools can access within hours of signing up,” said Daniel.
As a result, Atlancis is today launching the new, online iLearn system with free Grade One content, and extra premium features and grades for schools with digital budgets, on www.ilearn.world, as part of a multi-million dollar investment in the development of digital content for the CBC for all grades.
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