Lockdown day 1, it was all unbelievable as the gravity of the pandemic ushered in a new normal that would go on to change our lives over ever. Since that first lockdown, be it here in Botswana or across the globe life and business has never been the same as we knew them. The question is, should we fall on our backs and cry or stand up, adapt and innovate? I for one would choose the latter any day.
It would be a fallacy to say one doesn’t wish things would go back to “normal”, however, we might need to come to a harsh realization that normal as we knew it may never happen. This pandemic may be the final push towards a full-blown fourth industrial revolution. At least it has already accelerated the fourth industrial revolution by arguable a decade.
Economies around the globe are suffering a major blow, we cannot really forget the negative impact this has also brought onto the education sector, and it goes without saying “thuto ke thebe”, it’s a necessity. Obviously, education delivery processes as we know them had to be altered or should I say adaptation became an inevitability.
“What’s the way forward, e-learning, virtual platforms, WhatsApp?”, Principals, Educators, and relevant stakeholders were left scratching their heads in the endeavor to better the learning experience with lockdowns and rising Covid cases breathing down their necks.
Have you heard of the term “Learning Management Systems” or in an extravagant way “LMS”? If you haven’t yet, brace yourself you are about to hear more of it! These are unprecedented times indeed, truthfully speaking our ears yearn for some good news. Botswana, fear not! there is a “new baby” in town, keep your ears to the ground for the reveal dawns upon us. Efrika Academy is here, that’s right, it's not a typo, an innovative solution championed by Batswana! (#PushaBW).
efrika Academy is a timely innovation, that allows courses and training to be run on a virtual platform. With efrika Academy limitations are eliminated, distance is no longer a barrier, isolation or quarantine does not have to stop learning. This platform grants learners the privilege or luxury of picking a course of their choice and learn through live training or self-paced education, how amazing is that?
The future of learning & education is here!