By involving teachers, can edtech startups solve the learning problem in Nigeria?

In light of innovation in education around the world, it is no news that Nigeria’s educational system needs thorough re-evaluation and standardisation.

According to Lagos Business School Insight, there are three important educational constructs when taking the Nigerian educational system into consideration: How are Nigerian schools funded? What is the content of students’ curricula? How are the teachers trained?

With regard to how schools are funded, the government is the one to be held responsible.

Looking at the second construct where the country’s curricula can be argued to be the one used during the colonial era, there obviously is a myriad of problems.


Top of the list are the education examination bodies in Nigeria — the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Universities Commission (NUC) —  that shove these outdated content and curricula down the throats of primary, secondary, and tertiary students when the country’s colonial masters — Britain —…

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