The education system in South Africa continues to face an uphill battle with providing quality education to the country’s youth. The government has made efforts to streamline the education system with the demands of changing technology.
Young people in the country are also becoming increasingly tech savvy, with the expanding mobile phone penetration into the African market. An increasing number of young people have access to a smartphone nowadays in South Africa. Now they can do even more with their smartphones, besides logging onto Facebook and sharing selfies on Instagram.
The Gojimo app is a refreshing technology initiative created by George Burgess – considered one of the world’s youngest successful entrepreneurs. At the age of 22 years old, he is the founder of EducationApps and has worked with the likes of BBC and Oxford University Press.
Tell me more about Gojimo:
Current content is completely free and the app has had a successful run in the UK and the USA.
Available for free download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Gojimo offers free content specifically written for South African matrics. The app offers random quizzes and provides access to old questions and answers. Pupils can also track their progress using the app.
Even better news, taking into account the high data costs South Africa has, is that the app also works offline. This way you don’t always need a data connection to work through the content.
Burgess says, “I’ve seen the transformative nature of education and using a mobile learning platform puts that power right in the hands of the students.”
He further said that with Gojimo he hopes that “together we can help raise pass rates.”
Gojimo works on both phone and tablet devices.