Bilyak Consulting launches digital education app mAcademy

15 December 2017 Authored by Consultancy.africa

Nigeria-based Information Communication Technology consultancy, Bilyak Consulting, has launched a new mobile learning app by the name of mAcademy. The app is aimed at reducing the cost of education across the country. 

Based in Abuja, Nigeria, Bilyak Consulting is one of the emerging consulting firms in the field of information communication technology (ICT) and E-learning. The firm works with organisations across the continent to align company strategies with the latest developments in technology. Bilyak specialises in mobile content, including games, ring tones and other content.

In addition, the firm is also devoted to using technology to spread affordable education across the country. To this end, the firm has launched a mobile learning app for its digital learning segment. The app will go by the name of mAcademy.

Bilyak Consulting launches digital education app mAcademy

Using the custom-built app, students will be able to access a wide range of learning materials on the go. According to Head of Products and New Innovations at Bilyak Consulting, Oladayo Akinpelumi, the app caters to the entire educational ecosystem of Nigeria, having already received endorsements from Universal Basic Education, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, and Open University in the UK.

In addition, the app also provides assistance to teachers, allowing them to upload lectures and tests, which can be accessed remotely across the country. mAcademy appears to have received international attention, evident from the fact that its launch was attended by the Federal Ministry of Education, UNESCO, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, TEP Centre, British Council, and even members of the Nigerian military force.

The initiative is aimed at filling a big void in the country in terms of education. Data from UNICEF has revealed that over 10.5 million children in Nigeria are currently out of school. Digitisation, on the other hand, is spreading rapidly across the African continent, especially in Nigeria, and this initiative aims to capitalise on the latter to help with the former.

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