The Federal Capital Territory(FCT) Secondary Education Board and Testmaster have entered multi-year partnership programme aimed at transforming the secondary school education system in the Federal Capital Territory, using the Testmaster innovative education technology solutions to promote effective teaching and learning in schools.
Testmaster Education Country Director, Paul Olatunde, said:“Closing the gap caused by the disruption in education of children due to schools’ closure and the current economic effect on parents and guardians, following the COVID-19 pandemic, Testmaster enters a partnership with the FCT Secondary Education Board to provide students in the FCT with unique mobile application, created to help students learn and pass their Secondary School Certificate and Joint Admission and Matriculation Board exams (SSCE & JAMB) with success. The solution contains over 25,000 original exercises and tutorial lessons, curriculum based – all solved in short step-by-step videos. The partnership has given over 100,000 underprivileged senior secondary school students in the FCT access to the amazing Testmaster tutor app in their preparation towards the upcoming WAEC, NECO and JAMB exams.”
Olatunde continued: “Testmaster Education took into consideration the increase in use of mobile devices in Nigeria, leveraged on it and created this trend changer. Testmaster, through its developments, addresses the weak as well as the strong students with what this millennial generation truly seeks, i.e. a short, intuitive, visual, professional, simple and affordable way to pass through these turbulent periods. Testmaster imparts them the ability to outperform while learning in an easy and effective way, at their own pace, free from the stress and disturbance experienced in today’s crowded learning environments.”
Speaking on the new partnership, Olatunde, said: “Moving beyond student-centric solution, the new partnership will enable principals to lead a digital school and support teachers to integrate technology in imaginative way to boost learners’ academic performances by turning classrooms into a dynamic and riveting active learning space.”
“The Testmaster digital learning and teaching project for schools in the FCT will help the FCT Secondary Education Board and other education stakeholders to provide equal access to high quality learning materials i.e the curriculum offered to all classes of learners from different socio-economic backgrounds using the Testmaster technologies. This will help learners to self-learn successfully and overcome their weaknesses in learning the curriculum and assist teachers in teaching only the relevant facts already compiled the textbooks and short lesson video clips to save time and also maximize teachers face-to-face contacts with the learners.
“This new partnership will promote better time management skills, high level of job performance for teachers and better monitoring of students’ academic performances while making teaching and learning to be more of fun, rather than a burden, thus creating a warm climate of relationships among education stakeholders including the community, parents, learners, teachers, schools managers, and education ministry.
“Through the collaboration, Testmaster will promote teachers dedication through continuous improvement of quality training and retraining, updated knowledge of content, teachers’ commitment and professionalism as well as effective students’ discipline and provide varieties of instructional techniques that naturally appeal to the five senses, using new technologies.
“Coinciding with the ongoing e-learning project with the FCT Secondary Education Board, the digital learning and teaching project when implemented in all the FCT Area Education Councils will reach over 76,000 students and 4,000 teachers in 136 senior secondary schools in the FCT.”Olatunde added.
In his remarks, the Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board, Alh. Yahaya Musa Muhammad, said the Board is excited to partner with Testmaster Education to provide e-learning solution in secondary schools in the FCT.
“The partnership is very revolutionary in our schools and incidentally concise with the ministry’s eight-point agenda which has assisted us to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic schools closure. We are very happy with this collaboration which is very important and this relationship is what we think will continue. We are not thinking of anything that will scuttle this relationship. With this development, the staff are finding it easier now to actually handle academic activities in the schools and students are equally finding learning to be fun,” he said.