Exploring the Role of Gamification in Africa’s Education Systems

Educators in Africa are increasingly turning to gamification to boost student motivation and engagement, moving beyond traditional “chalk-and-talk” methods. Gamification integrates gaming elements into learning, creating interactive and immersive experiences. Kagisho Masae of Matric Live highlights the potential to leverage students’ screen time for deeper comprehension, while Rosemary Onyancha from Kenya underscores the collaboration skills it fosters. Despite technology access challenges, innovative teachers like Tracey Shiundu use everyday items for gamified learning. Gamification can simplify complex subjects and make learning enjoyable, aligning with governmental guidelines and involving partnerships to enhance educational infrastructure across Africa.