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An online learning platform for educational institutions in Africa


Product Experience

Problem Statement  

How can learners in Africa access quality education and educators reach their students without barriers.

Problem Background  

Education stands universally acknowledged as a fundamental pillar for both personal growth and societal advancement. Its transformative power has the capacity to uplift individuals, strengthen communities, and fuel economic progress. However, across the African continent, various constraints hinder the realization of this potential.

A primary challenge lies in the limited access to quality education. This stems from multiple factors, notably the scarcity of educational resources and inadequate infrastructure.

Similar to various sectors worldwide, education is undergoing a digital revolution, and Africa's education landscape should follow suit. Recent global events, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic, have hastened the integration of digital education methods.

However, Statista reports that online learning adoption in Africa remains minimal, accounting for just 1.4% of user penetration. From my research, it's evident that a significant 60% of interview participants, including students, educators, and administrators, stated that their institutions have not yet embraced learning management systems, sticking to conventional teaching methods. Among the 40% that do utilize a learning management system, a striking 85% mentioned infrequent usage for learning purposes.

Research Insights

User Pain Points

I looked to understand the specific needs and pain points of educators, administrators, and students in African educational institutions. As such, I conducted user research to guide the development of Chanzo, ensuring it meets the unique demands of the African education landscape. I sent out a survey and interviewed 12 participants.

Supporting Data

The research findings shed light on significant user pain points prevalent in the current learning management system landscape in Africa. 85% of the participants revealed infrequent utilization of their existing LMS, indicating a lack of engagement or relevance. While 60% expressed dissatisfaction with their current LMS, pointing towards inherent deficiencies.

Among the reasons contributing to this dissatisfaction, 30% emphasized the lack of customization or alignment with their specific needs. Connectivity issues surfaced as a concern for 20% of the respondents, highlighting technical hurdles that impede seamless access and usage of the LMS. This encompasses challenges related to internet connectivity, hindering the smooth functioning of the learning platform.

Furthermore, 15% of participants pinpointed financial constraints, citing the high cost associated with access to devices and the overall expense incurred to utilize the learning system. This financial barrier significantly limits accessibility for a considerable portion of users.

An additional concern raised by 10% of respondents pertains to data privacy and security concerns within their current LMS. This reflects apprehensions regarding the safeguarding of personal information and sensitive data within the learning environment.


Recognizing the critical importance of user feedback in refining its learning management solution, I aim to leverage the insights gathered from the recent research to create an improved platform, committed to addressing the identified pain points prevalent in current learning management systems.

Landing on the Solution

The synthesis of these insights will pave the way for a focused strategy that aims to address key concerns, such as customization needs, connectivity challenges, affordability, and data security.

Explanation of Solution

With a focus on user-centric design, Chanzo will be deeply attuned to the diverse needs of learners across the continent. Prioritizing adaptability and personalization, the solution will incorporate customization features to enhance engagement and relevance.

Technical enhancements will be pivotal to overcoming connectivity hurdles, ensuring the platform's seamless functionality across varied internet strengths and mobile networks. Efforts will also be directed toward affordability, fostering collaborations for cost-effective device access and flexible pricing models, ensuring accessibility to a broader user base.

Also, stringent data security protocols will be integrated to address concerns, establishing transparent privacy policies and user controls to foster trust.

Future Steps

In future, we hope to broaden the product's scope by integrating a comprehensive array of learning tools. Our objective extends beyond the existing framework, aspiring to incorporate innovative resources that not only facilitate learning but also streamline institutional procedures for increased efficiency. We also anticipate the integration of interactive technologies, immersive learning experiences, personalized study modules, and collaborative platforms.



Product Manager Learnings:

Christopher Eluemuno

  • My tenure at Co.Lab has been an enriching four weeks. It challenged me to step beyond my comfort zone, emphasizing the critical understanding of problems and the essence of user-centric product development.
  • This experience has significantly broadened my perspective on product management, equipping me with invaluable resources and industry mentors who guided me throughout this learning journey.

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