Startup Profile: SchoolMate -- combine social interaction with learning within tertiary institutions

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April 7, 2017
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2 min read
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SchoolMate is a customizable student utility mobile application developed specifically "to ensure optimal student satisfaction and impact within the tertiary institution".

The app, which is a subsidiary product of SYL multimedia, was launched on the 3rd of March 2017 to bring in a new and interesting dimension to learning and interaction within higher institutions of learning.

SchoolMate app screenshot
Both student and staff get to enjoy an instant news feed, timetable notifications, instant messaging, course information at a click of a button, useful articles, student advertorials and social media feeds. In addition, the SchoolMate app allows students to get notifications about their results, academic status (i.e. the CGPA) and payment status. Not only that, parents or guardians are also able to install the app as a performance alert system, granting them access to their wards studentship status in terms of grades and fees.

Impressions

The educational sector remains one sector that is in dire need of innovative ways to improve learning. Over the past couple of years, the system has been fraught with so many issues. However, it is good that so many startups are attempting to solve this problem, using the approach they deem fit. For SchoolMate then, it’s style which comes a social appeal will surely not go unnoticed.

With the internet, students constitute one of the major demography that find social interaction interesting. If deployed properly, SchoolMate could just be giving a lot of the established social platform a run for their money.

To get the app, you can download it on the Google Playstore.


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Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.
Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.
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Ifeanyi is a desk reporter-turned administrator. Outside of work, I love to read and travel.

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