Edtech platform, GetBundi launches with focus on STEM and STI skills – TechEconomy.ng

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Get Bundian educational technology platform designed to facilitate access to high quality education for young Africans launched in Lagos.

GetBundi will aim to equip young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a particular focus on the six years of post-primary studies.

Speaking at the launch, Osita Oparaugo, Founder/CEO of GetBundi, said STEM learning encourages creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are highly relevant in the world of business. 21st century, and prepare developing economies to compete in the global marketplace. market.

“Singapore has used science and technology to move from a developing to a developed country. China has gone from a no-flow problem to a world leader in science. These countries have thriving economies thanks to the critical role that advances in science and technology have played,” Oparaugo said.

“What China and Singapore have achieved in less than 50 years, Africa can also achieve using STEM education and STI skills acquisition, especially considering the abundance of human capital and the resilient nature of Africans, especially the youth,” he said.

GetBundi currently offers over 1,008 hours of audiovisual content on the platform spanning six years of secondary school work using the West African curriculum.

“Our STEM education is based on the West African curriculum, is aimed at post-primary students from JSS1/Year 7 to SSS3/Year 12, and covers subjects such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, ICT, data processing, English language, etc. .

“It can serve as a teacher’s aid, a support for in-school students as lifelong learning, and a study guide for out-of-school students.

“It can also be used to prepare those taking competitive exams such as WAEC, NECO or university and tertiary school leaving examinations run by JAMB,” he said.

He announced that GetBundi was working to include three years of JAMB, IELTS and TOEFL review courses, as well as science, technology and innovation skills in its next product rollout.

He said STI skills would include courses in video editing, digital marketing, graphic design and coding, and users who successfully completed a course and the accompanying assignments would earn a diploma.

” To acquire digital skills is a must for anyone in the 21st century, especially in Africa. STEM-focused remote jobs are in high demand and well paid, and with so many people ready to change but unsure where to start, GetBundi is the one-stop-shop for you,” he said.

The founder of GetBundi said the acquisition of STI/digital skills by young people would boost trade and help build a tech-led African market.

“Our projection is to support and upskill 10 million Africans over the next 10 years through the acquisition of STEM and STI digital skills; a strategy we have dubbed ‘The GetBundi Vision 2032’,” he said.

He called on the African Union and regional economic organizations on the continent, such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), to fit into this vision.

“There is no better time than now for Africa to rethink and refocus education towards STEM and embark on the acquisition of STI skills,” he said.

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