Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has expanded the Ruzivo Smart Learning (Ruzivo) to Secondary School curricula with the addition of Ordinary Level (‘O’ Level) subjects. The latest development will see Forms 3 and 4 pupils being able to access quality, convenient and affordable education via their mobile phones, tablets, laptops or any internet connected devices. The following subjects will initially be offered; Mathematics, Geography, Integrated Science, English, Shona and Ndebele.
Ruzivo is a revolutionary online interactive digital learning platform with locally developed academic content including interactive lessons, exercises and tests. Access to the Ruzivo content is currently FREE, with no subscription fees or internet charges to access the learning materials using an Econet line. Once a child gets started, Ruzivo will keep the learner’s progress in all exercises and tests. The packages can be used both in the classroom for lessons and at home for revision. Earlier this year, Ruzivo completed addition of content for Primary School level including Ndebele and Shona.
Econet Wireless CEO Douglas Mboweni said, “Education remains key not only to success at individual level but to our country at large. Our objective with Ruzivo is to give scholars an opportunity to enhance their formal learning experience through the use of technology. We believe in technology as a solution to transforming people’s lives. This also complements the government’s efforts towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 4 of Quality Education.”
According to statistics from the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC), a total of 155 492 wrote five or more subjects in 2016 with 46 587 obtaining Grade C or better in five or more subjects, translating to a 29.96% pass rate.
“The addition of ‘O’ level Mathematics, Geography, Integrated Science, English, Shona and Ndebele content is not an end in itself but a process which will see us adding more subjects in future. We remain committed to enhancing the classroom experience for all pupils in every corner of our country. Importantly, we are cognisant that success of Ruzivo hinges on wide, fast and reliable internet access across the whole country. We have the widest LTE and fibre coverage and will continue to invest more in infrastructure in that regard.”
Ruzivo to date has benefited thousands of school children with more schools coming on board. Pupils, parents and guardians can access Ruzivo on www.ruzivodigitallearning.co.zw.