Quick and reliable means of communication are a must for any school. Whether it be regular event information, homework reminders or emergency information as part of a crisis response plan, the ability to send out messages that you’re confident will be read promptly is vital for the safety and educational outcomes of students.
Whilst mobile phone usage in the country is one of the highest in the world, Namibian schools have been slow to adopt mobile communications for inbound and outbound communications. As such, more traditional communications methods such as flyers, letters, emails and meetings are all still being used in an effort to get important messages and information to students and parents. This constitutes a considerable logistical effort for many Namibian schools, one that is both costly, time intensive and not always successful in reaching its audience.
This is why EduNamText were looking for a communications channel that would be cost effective, easy to implement and, more crucially, a system where messages would be delivered quickly, securely and in a convenient format for both students and parents alike.