Join Kolibri, a Free e-Learning Platform for Students
The National Information Technology Authority, Uganda (NITA-U) partnered with UNICEF to introduce Kolibri; a free e-Learning platform to assist children during the school shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday 18th March 2020, President Museveni ordered for the closure of schools and suspended religious gatherings across the country in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It’s from this that the NITA-U and UNICEF partnered to launch an educational solution for the students.
Kolibri is a free-of-charge, and easy to use digital learning platform; with education content approved by the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC). It is aimed at empowering students with skills required to survive in this era of information technology.
The e-Learning platform’s content covers science and mathematics for only O-Level students, that’s from senior 1 to 4. Each topic is presented with illustrations; some of which are in video format. Kolibri will ensure that the students are occupied during the Covid-19 quarantine period until schools are re-opened.
How to Access It
The Kolibri e-Learning platform can be accessed by anyone using a smartphone, tablet computer, or PC with access to the internet. The platform can also be accessed freely by using NITA’s free MYUG 284 Wi-Fi hotspots in the country. Here is a braekdown on how to login;
- Open any internet browser of your choice
- In the URL box, type http://e-learning.education.go.ug/ and press enter.
- If you don’t have an account, create one to be able to log in. If you prefer NOT to create one, link on the option “Explore without an account” you will still have access as one who has an account.
- There are four options, Secondary School, Youth Center, Funza, and Ministry of Education and Sports & Kyambogo University. For this purpose, select the option of Secondary School.
- You can then select what subject you wish to revise or learn.
- Select your class, and begin studying.
Students are also free to proceed to navigate through; Youth Center and Funza since they are equally good for the learner. The content folder named, “Ministry of Education and Sports & Kyambogo University for inclusive education in Uganda”, is for special needs children at primary level.