In the current context of digitalisation, African nations, supported by international bodies, are placing digital development at the heart of their continental strategies, thereby catalysing the transformation of education.

During the pandemic, the closure of schools, dictated by WHO directives, revealed the inadequacy of resources for distance learning, exacerbating dependence on external funding.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), SCHOOLAP offers a digital solution with over 23,361 online educational resources for teachers and pupils, accessible via the web and mobile, in video and text formats. Parents and school administrators use the platform to monitor pupils’ progress and interact with teaching staff.

In Nigeria, MAVIS COMPUTEL has introduced MAVIS TALKING BOOK, an anti-literacy device adapted to regions without electricity, equipped with rechargeable batteries, facilitating access to new information and communication technologies (NICT) in rural areas.

ENEZA Education in Côte d’Ivoire has launched a mobile application that allows students to revise and prepare for exams, with automatically corrected exercises, an initiative welcomed by the Ministry of Education.

Digital advances in Africa therefore represent a lever for educational reform, making up for the lack of teaching resources and teaching staff, and improving the governance of education systems. Artificial intelligence plays a key role in compensating for educational shortcomings, particularly in remote areas.

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