Cassava Smartech launches Akello Digital Classroom

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Myles Matarise
STAFF WRITER
matarisem@dailynews.co.zw

DIVERSIFIED digital services group Cassava Smartech has launched Akello Digital Classroom, a platform that offers Zimbabwean students, from primary level to high school, access to online Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) curriculum lessons for all subjects.

Cassava Smartech recently announced that all interested Zimbabwean students will have free access to live online lessons for the next 30 days.

“Akello Digital Classroom has two components; live online classes and an online platform that provides lesson videos on-demand after the live classes.

“The live classes are designed to encourage the interactive aspect with the teacher while the video-on-demand platform is meant for revision purposes after the live lessons,” said Eddie Chibi, the chief executive of Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe in a statement.

Chibi said that students will be able to register for the live, online classes administered by qualified teachers via videoconferencing.

Chibi furthermore noted that after each day’s live online classes, students will be able to learn at their own pace by re-visiting the lesson videos and materials, and also assess their understanding through exercises.

The live lesson timetable is available on the Akello Digital Classroom website–https://www.akellobooks.com/live-class.html.

“We want students to achieve good grades, regardless of the school they go to or their financial circumstances.
“Akello Digital Classroom was designed with this in mind and we are proud to provide this for free to all Zimbabweans at this time,” Chibi added.

Akello EduTech chief operating officer Tendai Mashingaidze said the solution allows students to get extra lessons online from qualified teachers using a highly discounted e-learning data bundle from Econet Wireless.

“We are putting our hand up to lead from the front in creating jobs by identifying deserving teachers to train and equip to use this technology as Akello Digital Classroom teachers,” Mashingaidze said in a statement.

Mashingaidze further highlighted that after the initial free access in response to Covid-19, the live classes will be available for a fee.

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