In the bid to promote and develop mathematics and physical science skills among South African students, Liberty in partnership with Mindset Network, launched an educational mobile app at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg earlier this week.

According to IT Web, the app is named TenFold Education and offers educational content and extra learning material to South African learners in Grade 10 to 12. The mathematics content is offered across all three grades while physical science content offered to Grade 12 learners only.

“The department of education talks about the shift in increasing technology within the classroom, therefore partnering with Mindset was really key to make sure we provide access to under resourced areas to teach these subjects,” said lead specialist for corporate social investment at Liberty, Nomaxabiso Matjila.

Furthermore Matjila says that to address the need for highly skilled professionals in fields such as engineering, medical science and finance it is where maths and science are critical.

“At the moment TenFold app is just focused on maths and science, but we are in talks to maybe expand it to include English in future. The lessons are shorter and structured in such a way that learners move from one video to the next, teaching the basics, giving lessons and letting learners do some examples,” added Mindset’s operations executive, Grant Watt.

The TenFold app is zero-rated Vodacom customers and discussions with MTN are ongoing, the company says. Currently it is available for download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

[Source – IT Web] [Image – Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash]