Traditional methods of learning i.e classroom training have limitations in terms of time and cost involvement. There is little flexibility for a working person to enhance his learning required for career advancement. Whereas, E-learning mode offers an alternative for those who cannot attend classroom training.
E-learning is essentially imparting education through a computer and network-enabled digital technologies which include among other things, internet, intranet, computer, satellite TV, CDROM, audio and video resources.Whatever may be the definition of e-learning, it is currently changing the way schools and colleges teach and the students learn
Ruzivo digital learning is an online interactive digital learning platform targeted at primary and Secondary students in Zimbabwe.
Ruzivo has added new subjects for ZJC and Ordinary level. Ordinary level subjects that were introduced are Commerce, Sociology and Accounts.
The ZJC subjects that were introduced are History, Accounts, and Commerce.
Ruzivo has been offering 6 O’level subjects which entail Maths, Geo, Ndebele. Shona. English and Integrated science.All in all, Ruzivo now offers 9 subjects for O’level.
Econet is targeting 3,6 million students from primary and secondary school. Due to the digital divide, it might be difficult to reach this target.
Linnet Mviyo a parent said: “Things are bad in Zimbabwe, it’s even difficult to get money from banks and its possible to spend a day without getting a dollar but I think I can sacrifice $2 for my grade 3 daughter every month. Ruzivo is the way to go”
At the lunch of Ruzivo last year Econet CEO Douglas Mboweni said Econet believe in investing in the education of children which was key to unlocking the nation’s economic prosperity across all sectors. Zimbabwe is rated among the top literate countries in Africa and Econet would like to see that great achievement maintained for this and future generations
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.
Ruzivo to date has benefited thousands of school children with more schools coming on board.