Passnownow.com is Nigeria’s foremost EdTech Portal using Technology to digitally democratize and distribute access to quality education by delivering Curriculum Based Subject Content to underserved Secondary School Students and Teachers across the Country.

Passnownow.com has super smart advantages including over 50,000+ Syllabus and Curriculum based Subject focused content, hundreds of thousands of Registered Users, students, parents and teachers have been subscribing en masse and taking advantage of the content available on Passnownow.com. Students have access to Classwork Notes (JSS1 – SSS3) along with practice questions to test their knowledge after reading/studying on the site, Exam Past Questions for WAEC and JAMB to revise and prepare, a chat room to meet other students with similar goals and challenges to share ideas and knowledge, provision for lesson teachers on request and other value adding features or as low as N100. It’s interesting to note that Teachers even use notes from Passnownow.com to teach in Class given the shortage of supply and the lack of the financial wherewithal for many of them to purchase quality textbooks.

Programs under Passnownow.com include: DIGITEACH-NG, STEAMIZENS & Takada

1. DIGITEACH is an initiative thoughtfully put together by Passnownow.com with the genuine intention of equipping high school students and teachers in Nigeria {beginning with 5 Lagos State Schools as a Pilot} with ICT skills over one academic term period in the following areas:

  1. How to Use a Computer; Basic Computer Literacy & Word Processing Skills
  2. Using the Internet to conduct Research and improve Classroom Learning Experience & Instructional Content Delivery.
  3. Using Microsoft PowerPoint to present Class Content and improve the subject understanding of students in interesting and engaging ways that drive & enhance Learning.
  4. Increasing the Proficiency and ability to learn/teach and instruct using Computers and Projectors in Classrooms.

In the first 2018 Pilot phase, we plan to train 75 Students and 25 Teachers in 5 Secondary Schools within Lagos State bringing the total sum of participants to 500 People and they will receive Certificates of Participation co-branded and signed by HP and Passnownow.com after they have completed the Training.

2. STEAMIZENS [STEAM Citizens] 

STEAMIZENS [Steam Citizens] is an intensive STEAM Focused Program with a framework designed as a response to an informal needs assessment conducted for Teens interested in STEAM in Nigeria recently, to equip them with the tools, skills, techniques and methodologies for building and pursuing Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

It is intended to expose them to new knowledge, frameworks and practicals in STEAM Subjects through Art, Coding, Robotics and Mathematical Calculations with the goal of ensuring they become Problem Solvers, gain early relevance within Nigeria’s Public and Private Sectors and pursue Careers in these Fields. By this, we also begin to develop home grown talent that’ll be useful to various Industries of the economy in the short and long term.

120 Secondary School Students between the ages of 10 and 18 who have demonstrable interest in Science, Art and Tech Subjects are selected through nominations by Schools, Community Organizations, Religious Institutions, Women Groups and other relevant Associations across all 6 Geo-Political Zones [20 from one anchor State in a Zone] are direct beneficiaries of the Program which runs after school hours for 3hrs, 3days each of the week for 30 weeks — 270 cumulative Hours.

They are trained by practising Artists and Engineers in different fields and we also adopt a top to bottom approach where Professors of Fine Arts and Engineering in Universities and Outstanding Art, Science and Tech Teachers in Secondary Schools form part of the Faculty to train the Participants. We partner with the Nigerian Society of Engineers to implement the Program and to secure Certification for the Girls after the Trainings and work with the Association of Women Engineers of Nigeria for post program mentoring for the Girls by their Members.

Using a curriculum designed with a global perspective targeted at providing solutions to local problems, the Program culminates into a STEAM-KATHON where the Participants are encouraged to use their newly acquired knowledge to solve a specific problem that’s currently ravaging the Region of Nigeria they come from. First, Second and Third Prize Winners will emerge from the Competition.

STEAMIZENS combines teacher-led, project-based learning in small groups using digital learning tools and the participants are given soft skills around entrepreneurship and innovation to better help them prepare for Internships and Workplace Readiness.

3. TAKADA (TEACHING SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA)

Takada is an Hausa word which means book. And here, we are using it as the name of an innovative literacy empowerment programme for children in Northern Nigeria, especially those in the rural communities. The Takada project embodies a Train-the-Trainer Plan which will train a group of youths and adults as community of organizers, providing them with the support and resources they need to organize coaching Programmes that will help to teach and improve the literacy level of children and primary school pupils in Northern Nigeria. The aim of TAKADA is to provide children and young people with sufficient information and resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty as they grow up. And the mission is to empower youth and adults in Northern Nigeria to become agents of social change in their communities. This will be achieved by ensuring that children, especially low-income primary school age pupils can read and write before they reach the age of 10 years. We have plans to extend this to pastoral families who may not be interested in the formal education. The programme will also explore other modes of Teaching and Learning which could be useful to their line of work by designing a useful curriculum that tackle real life problems and democratize this content via available and cheap means of communication e.g. radio and mobile phones. The content will be local (most probably in Hausa language) and we will leverage possible partnership with existing media platforms such as the BBC towards reaching target audience.