Professional Course - Teacher FAQ

What are professional courses?

Professional courses are public courses that are designed to put emphasis on professional development.

These courses are specifically oriented toward professionals wanting to enhance skills useful for their specific work environment.

This course type is ideal for teachers who want their courses to reach globally.

What is the role of mElimu platform other than being a technology provider?

mElimu will market your courses all around the globe. mElimu has more than 150,000 students on its platform already and will also use social media and search engine marketing to bring students to your course.

Do I have to pay for this marketing as a teacher?

The best part is you don't have to pay anything for this, mElimu does it for you and charges only when a student pays and enrolls in your course.

What are various professional courses provided on platform?

We are providing two types of professional courses which a teacher can create on the platform and teach globally and earn money. These courses are Self-Paced and Instructor Led.

What are Self-Paced courses?

Online Self Learning Courses are designed for self-directed training, allowing participants to begin at their convenience with structured training and review exercises to reinforce learning.

You'll learn through videos, PPTs and complete assignments, quizzes and other activities designed to enhance learning outcomes all at times that are most convenient to you.

Major activities in Self Paced courses are
1) Self study videos and other material
2) Assignments
3) Practice Quiz
4) Forums and Discussions.

Teachers can send feedback on assignments to the students and participate with students through forums.

What are Instructor Led courses?

Instructor-led training is the practice of training and learning material between an instructor and learners, either individuals or groups.

This type of training is facilitated by an instructor either online or in a classroom setting. Instructor-led training allows for learners and instructors or facilitators to interact and discuss the training material, either individually or in a group setting.

You can use Live Classes to setup sessions and then give activities to students to complete assignments, quizzes etc.

How do I make money?

You have to just sign-up with us, create & publish your course and it will be reached globally to professionals or students.

While publishing the course setup a course fee.

Once a student/professional come to our platform and enroll in your course, you will be paid per enrollment after mElimu takes its commission.

Eg: {amount4000} (course fee) - {amount2000} (mElimu commission) = {amount2000}

What is the commission which mElimu charges?

Students enroll into professional courses through 2 major mediums

  1. mElimu marketing: In this case mElimu charges 50% of the course fee
  2. Teacher enrollment: If a teacher is enrolling a student himself/herself then the commission fee is 20%

When will I be paid? How will I get my money?

mElimu will give the money at the end of every month in your Paypal or mPesa account.

How do I get support for using mElimu ESP?

To get support, we are just a call away. We have call center setup to support melimu users that is available from Monday to Saturday from 8AM to 5PM East Africa Time. You may directly reach us on +254 709 049 001 during business hours or log your support request via email to

How do I download app?

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