Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, FirstBank of
Nigeria Limited, has announced that thousands of students have been
signing up to access the e-learning solutions for free which is provided
in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government.
This is in furtherance to the Bank’s resolve to close the gap of the
disruption in children education’s due to schools’ closure,
following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FirstBank Roducate e-learning platform is structured in line with the
government’s accredited curriculum for primary, secondary and tertiary
schools across various fields of academic endeavours, such as science,
commercial and arts.
Also, it includes tutorial videos to reinforce the learning engagement
as well as assignments and mock exam to test the students’ knowledge
and progress in the course of studying. In addition, learning on the
platform enables one to take notes for quick reference.
In view of the need to foster extra-curricular activities – beyond
academic pursuit – the Roducate e-learning platform is configured with
exciting features to make learning exciting and fun. These features
include podcasts and various games such as brain pulse, monster munch
etc. which allows one to play with other students online thereby
building relationships and promoting interactive learning.
Speaking on the implementation of the initiative, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan,
CEO, FirstBank said “The partnership with Lagos State has seen us
provide low-end devices for students preloaded with Roducate offline;
content which include Government accredited curriculum for primary
through secondary education and several university courses. This
solution will see Lagos state offer children in the lower bracket, who
may not have access to devices or data from home affordable smart phones
preloaded with the curriculum. The phones have SIMs and limited data
tied, only, to the Roducate learning product, which means the recipients
cannot browse, encouraging safe learning but can still submit tests,
mock exams etc.”
Adeduntan further noted that ‘’ currently our partnership offers
students free online access to the education solutions. We encourage
parents and guardians to have their children and wards registered in
this initiative so their educational development is not held back” he