Malawian IT specialist Pilirani Kumasewera has developed a comprehensive software package for secondary school subjects dubbed Padziwe Digital Library (PDL).
The software contains learning materials which students can use in their study sessions. There are 9 subjects covered in PDL at MSCE and O Level.
Kumasewera said the software would simplify the learning process among students.
“I believe it is easier for a student to understand scientific subjects using videos, audios and animations. It is common knowledge that usually students are easily bored and turned off when reading dead text and diagrams on print-based materials such as books. With PDL, however, learning becomes alive to students and their concentration span is bound to increase,” said the 30 year old former teacher.
Kumasewera further emphasized that his aim is to improve education standards in the country.
He noted: “There is also a problem of lack of text books in school and public libraries. This software will address such challenges.”
He then disclosed that his company, Padziwe Systems has created jobs by employing youths in Information Technology (IT).
“My company works with the innovative youths who are passionate in changing the world using IT. Some of my colleagues are still in school and some were unemployed after graduating,” he added.
According to Kumasewera, the software has taken him 5 years to complete. He started building it in 2010 and completed it in 2015.
The subjects which have been digitalized include Mathematics, Biology, Physical Science, Geography and Chemistry among others.
The subjects are not on the website http://www.padziwe.com/ but rather on CDs which are being sold at K15, 000 each. Padziwe offices are located in area 25, sector 3.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :