uLesson is one of Nigeria’s education platform startups. It has, despite the CoronaVirus pandemic, transformed the country’s education sector. The founder and CEO of uLesson, Sim Shagaya, in an email sent to Business Day, described learning as very crucial to a child’s academic success and excellence in life.
With the digital transformation going on in the world today, technology has proven to help students learn and gain knowledge easily. uLesson has keyed into this narrative. They assure Nigerians that the resources and services offered will create massive transformation in the education system of Africa.
This startup provides a learning application for secondary school students across West Africa. The app prepares them ahead of exams such as the General Certificate Examination (GCE), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
WASSCE is a regional examination taken by students of member countries in West Africa. This startup is designed to help them gain mastery of certain key subjects with the comfort of technology and media. Moreso, international tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT) are also available on uLesson.
uLesson in brief
Employing a simple and personalized approach to learning, uLesson leverages on seasoned tutors and quality lesson plans intended to amplify students learning ability. The services the startup offers include a stockpile of engaging contents, quizzes, in a fun and effective learning process to aid understanding.
uLesson provides high-quality, affordable and accessible education for African students. The app offers a holistic learning experience to students in the Junior and Senior Secondary School. The app covers subjects such as Mathematics, Basic Science, Basic Technology, Business Studies, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
In addition, to ensure adequate feedback on students’ performance, uLesson goes a step further to provide analytics and data reporting to parents and guardians. With this feature, monitoring the academic growth of a student is assured. This makes possible an all-inclusive and optimized learning experience.
Despite the outbreak of the Corona Virus, this virtual education brand has proven to be efficient. The uLesson App has instituted a learning experience, with an unprecedented richness, scope, effectiveness and interactivity. uLesson claims to have created a brand that will transform how students take and study for examinations.
What uLesson Offers
The uLesson application offers students in Nigeria (SS1-3), Ghana (SHS1-3), Liberia (Grade 10-12), Sierra Leone (S1-3), and Gambia (S1-3), the complete curriculum. The app offers relevant learning experience in subjects that includes Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. All Lessons are consciously planned, executed, and reviewed.
Learning on this app is easier with video and animation aids, interactive quizzes, assessments, and past questions. These past questions date back to the last 8 years and are accompanied by detailed solutions. Additional timed practice exams are available on the app. With this, students learn to enhance their accuracy skills and maximize the allotted time for each paper.
The first sub-topics for each lesson on the app are free to access. However, a subsequent subscription is required to access other content on the platform. The minimum subscription on the application goes for about ₦15,500. This paid plan covers a student for the period of an academic term. A subsidized plan that spans for one academic year (three terms) is also available for ₦29,500.
uLesson also helps to reduce the unemployment statistic in the country by hiring seasoned tutors. uLesson seeks to employ individuals who are driven, innovative, and passionate about education in Africa via the use of media and tech.
The application comes with a crisp and beautiful user interface. It is easy to navigate and very much self-explanatory. Although certain subjects are not available on uLesson currently, the startup promises the inclusion of other subjects across the WAEC scope with time.
The uLesson app is very much accessible on the Google PlayStore. The app is able to boast of a 4.4-star rating, over 3000 reviews and 100 plus downloads. uLesson has definitely come to change the Edu-tech space in Nigeria. Its recently updated version size is 58MB and works perfectly on gadgets with a minimum of 2GB RAM. Like the saying goes “pictures speak louder than words”, here are some reviews from users of the app.
Learning is indeed a crucial part of a child’s quest for academic excellence and success in life. With a learning opportunity like uLesson, parents and guardians should be willing to invest in this approach to education. uLesson presents itself as an app that is capable of reforming the educational sector in Nigeria and Africa at large.