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TpLEARN, previously called “West Africa Open Education Platform” is a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)platform for teachers and students in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia, Ghana, and Nigeria. Trained and qualified teachers in Sierra Leone use the platform to publish West African Examinations Council curriculum-based course content. Students in West Africa use the platform to learn and collaborate with their peers and facilitators. Students are able to test their knowledge using West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), and National Primary School Examination (NPSE) simulation exams consisting of past questions from 2000 to 2019.

West Africa Open Education Platform is owned and operated by TpISENT (SL) LimitedTpISENT is a leading professional services company providing ICT consultancy, management consultancy, technology platforms, software development, User Experience Design in Sierra Leone with over 50 years of combined experience.

TpISENT owns the content created by TpISENT teachers (teachers hired and paid). Where TpISENT does not own the content, full copyright details will be provided. The Platform also uses content that is freely available on the internet for anyone to use.
Digital course content is created by trained and qualified teachers mainly based in Sierra Leone. These teachers are hired by TpISENT to create the content. TpISENT trains the teachers on how to create and publish the content.

The platform is primarily funded by TpISENT today. In the future, we expect to receive funding from friends of TpISENT, volunteers, online donors and any funding agency interested in our work

Students use this platform to study online, test their knowledge, understanding, and readiness for WASSCE, BECE, and NPSE through simulation exams for objective tests.
The platform’s objective is to cover all senior secondary, junior secondary and primary school subjects covered by WASSCE, BECE, and NPSE in Sierra Leone and other English west African countries that are part of the West African Examination Council
This platform is available free of charge to students from any West African country. School administrators, teachers and parents who are trained and qualified to teach can also use the platform to create, and publish their own digital course content free. Students will need an internet connection of their own to access the platform
You can be part of the solution using one or a couple of the following options;
  1. Volunteer to create and publish content
  2. Volunteer to validate answers to past questions and provide detail solutions in the form of short two (2) to three (5) minutes videos
  3. Volunteer to create open digital resources (ebooks)
  4. Donate to pay teachers creating open course content
You can use this platform to prepare for your WASSCE/BECE/NPSE. Our simulation exams/practice exams cover past questions and answers from 2000 to 2019. Your practice exam will be graded automatically to show you how you are doing. You will receive feedback with solutions to each question you got right and wrong. The solutions will be in the form of short two (2) to three (5) minutes videos with links to our course content covering the specific topic.