Instill Education Launches the Upskill App

[Johannesburg, 17 April] – Instill Education, a leading provider of innovative educational solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its new mobile-first platform, the Upskill App. 

Designed specifically for teachers and school leaders in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas across Africa, this Android app aims to revolutionize professional development in the education sector and put African educators at the center of Africa’s ed-tech revolution.

Learning outcomes at a continental level remain grim,  with an average of  22% of the students achieving the minimum level of proficiency in mathematics addressing the quality of education on the continent is more important than ever. The Upskill App addresses this urgent need by empowering educators with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their careers and provide quality education for their students.

As part of a commitment to collaborative innovation and ensuring that teachers are co-creators in the solutions being provided to them, the platform is the result of extensive research and feedback from over 55,000 teachers across Africa, who have been using Instill Education’s web-based learning platform. The app has been thoughtfully designed to provide accessible, impactful, and continuous professional development opportunities for educators, making it a key player in the ongoing ed-tech revolution in Africa.

Key features of the Upskill App include:

  • A mobile-first design that makes professional development accessible to educators in remote locations with limited internet access.
  • A curated learning experience that fosters teachers’ holistic professional development and ensures high-impact learning.
  • Integration of feedback from over 55,000 teachers ensuring the app is tailored to the unique needs of educators in Africa.
  • A focus on empowering teachers and school leaders to deliver the highest quality education to their students, addressing the crucial need to boost educational outcomes on the continent.

“Upskill is not just an app; it’s a movement dedicated to elevating education quality in Africa by supplying teachers and school leaders with the resources they need to thrive,” states Evan, Hendon, Chief Programs Officer at Instill Education. “By offering educators tailored professional development opportunities, we’re confident that the Upskill App will leave an indelible mark on the education landscape throughout the continent.”

The launch of the Upskill App marks a significant milestone in Instill Education’s mission to revolutionize the way professional development is delivered in Africa and support the ed-tech revolution by putting African educators at the center of the process.

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About Instill Education

Instill Education is a Pan-African Edtech private higher education institution accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training and Council of Higher Education. Since 2015, Instill’s programming has been designed for both pre-service student teachers and in-service teachers and school leaders, and is focused on developing practical teaching, and instructional leadership skills and strategies that can be immediately implemented into teaching and leadership practices. Instill has led programming in Ghana, Kenya Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda, and to date has supported the development of over 60000+ educators across Africa. Our vision is to transform teaching, learning, and leadership in every African classroom through our unique and rich content delivered through both online and blended approaches.

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