Upon the closure of schools on 15 March 2020 as a strategy to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, Rwanda Education Board (REB) has been coming up with different measures and strategies to support student learning at home. In that regard, beyond REB elearning platform (https://elearning.reb.rw/), REB YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCSm2s9wZC8B611SIslsUWg), Radio and TV learning programmes (published on weekly basis on REB Twitter Account @REBRwanda) , REB has now launched an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code*134# meant for self-assessment.
In effect, mobile phones have had a swift and pervasive uptake in the last few years. That is justified by the increasing numbers of mobile phone users. According to the last EICV (2018), 74% of household in Rwanda have mobile phones. Hence, considering the fact in Rwandan context mobile phones are enabling new forms of service delivery across many sectors of the society, it was important to think about how they can benefit learning and more importantly revision and self-assessment patterns.
This article was first published by Rwanda Education Board
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