Liberian IT Firm Signs E-Learning Agreement with Salvation Army School
Paynesville – A Liberian Information Technology company, Weeglo, has signed a partnership with the Salvation Army School System to promote e-learning programs for students.
The program, dubbed “e-learning mobile solution for Liberia” is aimed at preparing students for the WASSCE, WAEC and University entrance examinations.
Weeglo Executive Director Thomas Guwor told students at the Williams Booth High School in Paynesville during a presentation on accessing the program app on Wednesday, November 27 that it will help students improve in their studies.
The program features an online classroom platform that allow students view or download relevant pre-recorded videos and lectures that are useful for academic purpose.
“Each app has its own chat-room and classroom, designed specifically to foster a learning community. Students can communicate with one another in the chat-room,” said Guwor, who is an alumnus of the William Booth High School. The app was developed by Guwor.
He said the online medium will be accessible for a period of one year for students, following all conclusion of partnership with the school administration.
Guwor maintained that the program provides additional opportunities for students and school, ranging from checking of WAEC and WASSCE results from within the app.
Guwor narrated that it was regretful to see Liberian students performing poorly in public examinations, when there are easy techniques to score high marks in these examinations.
At the same time, Guwor stated that the App can also be used for accessing books on various high school subjects as well as periodic curriculum.
According to him, teachers could easily teach on various topics without penning down lesson plans, if the partnership is successful in that aspect.
Mr. Guwor encouraged other institutions to take advantage of his programs, which also offer service for website development among others.
The Education Officer of Salvation Army School System, Christian Smith, lauded Mr. Guwor for providing an opportunity to other students across the country.
“These books cannot give us details on our present-day realities and as runners of the Salvation Army School, we have taught it wise to partner with you,” Mr. Smith added.
Smith maintained that instead of using the internet for unnecessary things, students will now have the opportunity to research on the academic issue.
“I want you to stick to this App and make maximum use of it because it can also work at then tertiary education level,” he added.