8 Education Apps for Primary and Secondary Schools in Nigeria

Aug 12, 2022 | Blog

Internet technology provides access to online learning resources and information that would otherwise be out of reach to certain classes of people. With an internet-enabled device, people can access content on the internet from nearly any region of the world. Business owners and entrepreneurs are now able to access best-in-class management tools. Likewise, learners can receive guidance from instructors on the best education apps in Nigeria and across the world. 

With tools like EduIs, school administrators gain better control over the management of their school. As such, they can facilitate better collaboration with teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders in the education process. Manage admissions, create and review lesson plans, record attendance and collate grades in one easy-to-use software. EduIs is currently accessible in many countries across the African continent, with support coming to other regions in the near future. 

EduIs is one of many education apps available in Nigeria. There are so many others available to connect learners with qualified instructors and help them learn new, in-demand skills, no matter where they are. Here’s a look at some of the best education apps currently available on the Nigerian market. 

Best Education Apps in Nigeria

1. uLesson

Key Features
  • Pre-recorded video lessons
  • Exam practice sets
  • Grade reporting
  • Dedicated uLesson learning tablet

Why Choose uLesson: It’s a very useful resource to prepare for national and regional certificate exams

Why Not: It can only be used by secondary school students.

Pricing: Basic free plan (limited) with quarterly and annual subscription tiers

One of the top education apps in Nigeria at the moment, uLesson caters to learners at the primary and secondary levels. It promises to “delivering better learning outcomes and improving performance on tests and exams for learners across Africa”. One of its focus areas is helping senior-year students prepare for national and regional certificate exams like WASSCE and JAMB using past exam question sets and mock examinations. 

uLesson offers asynchronous learning via pre-recorded lessons from vetted expert tutors in various subjects including Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and History. Learners can also participate in live classes on the platform. A handy reporting feature helps learners (and their guardians) track learning progress across various subjects.

uLesson is available as a web-based and mobile learning app. A basic free plan is available with limited access to tutors and lessons; for the full experience, you’ll need to purchase a quarterly or annual subscription. Supported payment methods included debit/credit cards and bank transfers.

2. EduIs

eduis mobile app
Key Features
  • E-learning portal for online courses
  • Curriculum and lesson plan creation
  • Real-time reporting
  • Assignment and grade tracking

Why Choose EduIs: It’s e-learning portal integrates with Microsoft Office 365 and Moodle LMS, facilitating smooth online learning & collaboration with Office tools.

Why Not: N/A

Pricing: Subscription plans starting at ₦2,000 per student per month.

EduIs is an all-in-one information management solution that improves efficiency across various functions within an educational institution. Unlike the other products on the list, this unique platform can be used by teachers, students, parents and school administrative staff, fostering collaboration and seamless data collection. So, while teachers can set lesson plans, students (and their parents) can view class schedules, assignments, grades, etc. Similarly, admin staff can manage admissions, fee payment and so much more.

As EduIs is built on the back of Microsoft Office 365 Suite and the Moodle LMS platform; schools can not only facilitate communication and collaboration, but also online learning and course creation. Furthermore, it can be customised to fit the needs of any school. There’s so much more that EduIs has to offer. Contact us today to try out a demo and get your school onboard.

3. Udemy

Key Features
  • Pre-recorded video lessons
  • Free and paid courses w/ certificates
  • Wide range of courses available
  • Available via a website and mobile app

Why Choose Udemy: Great for self-paced learners. All courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Why Not: Users may have to filter low level content to find high quality courses

Pricing: Pay per course—as low as ₦2,900—or a monthly subscription.

If you’ve ever tried to earn certification in a certain skill area, you’ve probably heard of Udemy. A globally recognised learning app, Udemy provides courses on-demand from instructors around the world. Learn high-value skills like copywriting, digital marketing, graphic design and software development at your own pace, wherever you are. 

Udemy currently publishes and sells over 185,000 courses. It is tailored to learners of all-levels, school students and working professionals included. You can learn on their website or via the mobile app.

As a teacher, you can get paid for sharing your knowledge on Udemy. With the help of its instructor support team, you can create your first course and publish it to millions of learners worldwide. 

Udemy typically offers paid courses. However, from time to time, discounts are available to first time users—you may even find some courses offered free of charge.

4. Duolingo

Key Features
  • Gamified lessons with speaking, listening and writing exercises
  • Language podcast
  • AI-powered practice sets

Why Choose Duolingo: Duolingo is the #1 language learning app in the world.

Why Not: No Nigerian languages available

Pricing: Ad-supported free plan, with individual and family subscription tiers

First launched in 2011, Duolingo is now the world’s number one language learning app, and the number one way to learn a language overall. Each language course comprises bite-sized gamified lessons that offer speaking, writing and listening exercises. This approach is the result of extensive testing to ensure that learners retain new information. 

With Duolingo, there are many ways to learn: classic, visual lessons, interactive stories, audio lessons that encourage proper pronunciation through various scenarios and the Duolingo podcast. Moreover, Duolingo can now be adapted for the classroom, giving language teachers more tools to help their students learn effectively.

Join millions of learners to acquire a new language—Duolingo is free to use. Download the mobile applications or get started on the web. For a more personalised learning experience with practice tests and zero ads, you can purchase a Super Duolingo subscription.

5. Foondamate

Key Features
  • WhatsApp and Facebook-based chatbots that search the web
  • Past exam question sets
  • Online dictionary search
  • Solve linear and simultaneous equations

Why Choose Foondamate: Foondamate can be used with a very limited internet connection

Why Not: Currently limited functionality in Nigeria

Pricing: Free

Foondamate brings online learning to students in developing markets, Launched in late 2020 by Dacod Magagula and Tao Laine-Boyle, two graduates of the University of Capetown, the platform connects learners with study materials via its Whatsapp and Facebook-based chatbots. 

This is not your regular learning app. With a simple message to the Foondamate chatbot, you can find the definition of a complex term, solve simple mathematical equations, find past exam questions and solutions and search the internet for other resources. Evidently, the app lives up to its name, which means study buddy in a local South African language.

Foondamate is not only free to use, but also very data-efficient, making it suitable for developing countries like Nigeria where the cost of accessing the internet can be prohibitive to a majority of the population.

6. Class Notes

Key Features
  • Lesson plans based on Ministry of Education’s secondary school curriculum
  • Grade reporting
  • Personalised dashboard for reporting

Why Choose CourseNotes: Duolingo is the #1 language learning app in the world.

Why Not: Not currently available for university students

Pricing: Free for teachers and learners

ClassNotes joins the league of education apps in Nigeria to offer world-class instruction to secondary school students in Nigeria. The platform provides lesson notes tailored to the Nigerian secondary curriculum, so students can study at their own pace and meet their learning goals.

To stay on track, lessons are categorised according to the corresponding term of the school year. Students can stay abreast with the class or study ahead. In addition, learners can view their progress on a personalised dashboard. Lesson notes are available for sale on their website.

Moreoveor teachers, ClassNotes offers prepared lesson plans for sale, allowing you to focus on imparting knowledge to your students. Moreover, teachers also have access to a dashboard that displays students’ performance. As such, they can make data-driven decisions to help a student improve their grades and succeed at school.

7. Coursera

Key Features
  • Pre-recorded video lessons
  • Comprehension checks
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Financial aid available for certain tracks

Why Choose Coursera: Wide variety of courses and learning options

Why Not: Pricing is on the expensive side.

Pricing: 7-day free trial with subscriptions starting at

Coursera brings online learning and education to individuals (and corporations) worldwide. Through its corporate partnerships with organisations, Coursera offers courses in academic and professional areas. Coursera is a bit different from the other platforms on this list in that it also offers degrees, in partnership with leading universities around the world. So, from your home in Asaba, you can study for a bachelor or master’s degree at the University of London, for instance. 

While free courses are available on the platform, other learning categories (degrees, professional certifications etc)  on Coursera come with a fee. However, financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available.

8. Google Classroom

Key Features
  • Live video classes via Google Meet
  • Class, assignment and grade management
  • Originality checker for plagiarism and citations
  • Email summary for guardians

Why Choose Google Classroom: Can be integrated with an existing LMS system

Why Not: Every user needs to have a Google account.

Pricing: Basic free plan. Paid options available

With Google services available to Nigerian customers, Google Classroom can be classified as an education app in Nigeria. It makes online learning easy, fostering real-time collaboration between teachers and students. Students can work on projects together using any of Google Docs, Sheets or Slides and have face-to-face classes or group sessions via Google Meet. Likewise, Google Calendar manages class schedules.

With Google Classroom, you get some interesting features like originality reporting, which enables teachers and students make proper citations and avoid or detect plagiarism. Never forget a deadline, thanks to automated reminders. Teachers can manage multiple classrooms and schedule posts to all of them.

Google Classroom is available for free with the Education Fundamentals package. For added features such as integration with third-party education management tools and unlimited reporting, choose from Education Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Education Plus packages.

There are many opportunities for learning outside the classroom in today’s world. Start with any of these education apps to position yourself for success in an increasingly changing world. Contact us today at EduIs for more on navigating the education sector in Nigeria.