Using Shupavu291’s Ask A Teacher Platform While Learning at Home

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In April we partnered with Safaricom PLC to provide free revision materials for learners in primary and secondary on SMS and Web. This has seen a high increase in the number of learners accessing content and also the number of lessons being consumed on the platform.

During the free period we have been able to reach over one million learners across the country with an average of 300,000 active learners per day.

 One of the interesting things that we noticed was a huge spike in the number of questions that were being asked by learners on our interactive Ask a Teacher that enables students to ask questions and receive feedback from our teachers.

Our teachers were receiving an average of 3,000 questions a day in January and have been receiving an average of 20k questions a day since we launched the free service.

We spoke to some of the most active learners using  Ask a Teacher feature to find out why it is an important revision tool while they are at home.

Lucy, a form 1 student from Gatero Day Secondary school, subscribed to Shupavu291 after schools were closed down in March. “There are topics that we had not been taught in school before we closed. Anytime I am reading a new topic and do not understand anything, I go  Ask a Teacher on Shupavu291 and the teachers help me.” said Lucy.

“I like learning new vocabulary to develop good language skills. Since I do not have a dictionary, I love to use the Ask a teacher feature because I get very detailed explanations to the questions similar to that of the dictionary. Also I can be able to search a topic on Shupavu291 and get revision notes and questions which are helping keep up with my studies.” said Amos a form 3 student from Lodwar boys who has been using Shupavu291 since he was in class 8.


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