Mobile Learning in Africa: Strategy for Educating the Poor

6 Pages Posted: 15 May 2015

Date Written: May 15, 2015


This study argues that mobile learning delivers education more affordably, accessibly and effectively than the traditional model of delivering education, which further deprives the poor in Africa. The traditional model of education denoted in this study refers to the model of education that gives high regard for location and the formality of education with its additional services and costs. This model facilitates edu-flation. Three case studies were used to validate this argument.

Keywords: Africa, Education, Mobile Learning

JEL Classification: I25, L96, N17, O14, O15, O30

Suggested Citation

Oluwatobi, Stephen and Olurinola, Oluranti, Mobile Learning in Africa: Strategy for Educating the Poor (May 15, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Stephen Oluwatobi (Contact Author)

Covenant University ( email )

P.M.B. 1023
Km 10 Idiroko road
Ota, Ogun State 234

Oluranti Olurinola

Covenant University ( email )

Km 10 Idiroko road
Ota, 24001

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