I have been a long time advocate of literacy, and working closely on our objectives for our non-profit organization, iLearners Inc., has been really rewarding when our visions has bit by bit come to reality. Just last week, I got introduced to a mobile app, Zookal ,which aims to help Filipino students review for their entrance exams and other achievement tests for free on the go. This app will surely be very useful to prepare the students of our beneficiary schools for aptitude tests to come.
Utilizing mobile technology, Zookal helps in making learning more affordable and accessible to Filipinos, particularly for those without access to resources like review centers, as well as expensive reviewer materials.
The app intends to equalize opportunities for Filipino students to pass entrance examinations to universities, and other achievement tests with review materials that can be easily accessed via their mobile phones.
Zookal, which was launched to the Philippine market recently already registered over 50,000 downloads in its first month. It is among the most downloaded apps in the Google Play store for devices running on the Android operating system.
“We’re very happy with the results after less than a month since we launched. We realized how valuable education is to Filipinos and how they strive hard to be better at what they do. Our app usage is just magnanimous. We will be adding more questions and more features soon in order to cater to the growing demand of the free practice exam service our app offers,” said Jon Tse, Co-Founder, Zookal.
It contains a database of over 30,000 practice multiple-choice questions designed for various entrance tests for schools, colleges, and universities like the UPCAT; the National Achievement Test, as well as licensure examinations for professionals, and Civil Service for those wanting to work in the Philippine government. It is also looking at expanding the content to cover other tests including the NCLEX, IELTS, GMAT, to name a few.
The app simulates the nature of multiple-choice entrance tests, allowing users to swipe through questions and complete quizzes. Upon completing the quizzes, users then earn bonus study tips compiled by students from the University of the Philippines as well as teachers from Teach for the Philippines; these tips are aimed at instilling effective and healthy study habits to Filipino students so they can improve their study outcomes and enhance their learning experience.
The app can be downloaded for free at the Google Play store and Apple App Store.
Giving away five (5) Php150 mobile load to lucky readers! It’s pretty easy to qualify.
(1) Download Zookal app, do a screenshot and post it on your Facebook timeline with the caption:
With Zookal, Filipino students can now review for their entrance exams and other achievement tests for free while on their mobile phones.
(2) Then while logged in on your Facebook account, type “Zookal” at the comment section of this blogpost so I’ll be able to check your entry. Be sure that your Facebook profile is on public.
First five who post a Zookal screenshot on their Facebook page and then comments Zookal on this blogpost gets to win a PhP150 load. Good luck!