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Setting up a Lightgates account can be done in two ways:

  • Go to the Google play store or Apple store to download the 'Lightgates Educational' app OR Visit
    1. Click on 'register your school'
    2. Complete the form with all relevant information. Nb; Use an active email address.
    3. A verification mail will be sent to the email provided in order to verify the email address.
    4. Click on the link in the email to continue your registration.

You can login to your Lightgates account as either a school admin or as a teacher or a student/parent.

login screenshot

To login to your account as a school admin, ensure you put the username and password you chose while setting up your Lightgates account correctly.

If you are a teacher working under a school that uses Lightgates Educational, a username and password will be sent to the active email address you provided while your school admin was registering you. Login to your email and retrieve the username and password then use them for logging into Lightgates on your mobile app or website. If you did not provide your school admin with your active email address, you may not receive the username and password by email. In this case you may request your school admin to provide it manually.

Note : You can change the password to something you can remember once don't logged in. The username and password boxes are character sensitive which means that you should be careful and observe every capital or small letters in the username and password boxes.

You can change or update your Lightgates password anytime you wish. Password change can be done either using the website or by using the mobile app..

  1. Login to your account
  2. Tap on your profile icon profile page screenshot
  3. Scroll down to "change password" change password screenshot
  4. Type in your current password, choose a new password and retype the new password chosen to confirm it. new password screenshot
  1. Login to your account
  2. Click on 'profile'
  3. Click on 'view profile'
  4. Click on 'update password'
  5. Type your old password
  6. Type a new password and confirm

As a school owner/admin, you are required to set up your classes on Lightgates Educational. It enables you to manage your classes conveniently.

To set up your classes, take the following steps:
  1. Login to your account and click on the side bar menu
  2. Scroll down to "classes" class sidebar screenshot
  3. Click on "Create new class" to set up a new class. create new class sidebar screenshot
  4. Add the class labels, levels and categories.


  1. Go to "view teachers" hold down on a teacher's icon, you will see an "options" menu view teachers screenshot
  2. Select "assign class and subject" then assign a subject to the teacher and click on "done". assign subject and class button screenshot assign subject and class screenshot


  1. Go to your side bar menu, select "subjects"
  2. Then select "assign subjects" assign subjects sidebar screenshot
  3. start assigning subjects to the teachers using the boxes provided. assign subjects screenshot


  1. Go to "view teachers" view teachers screenshot
  2. Hold down on a teacher's icon, click on "assign class and subject" on the options menu that pops up.
  3. Then assign a class to the teacher assign subject and class screenshot

To register subjects, take the following steps:

  1. To to the side bar menu mobile sidebar screenshot
  2. Click on "subjects" and select "add subjects" subjects button screenshot add subjects button screenshot
  3. Then add all the subjects your school offers and click on Done add subjects screenshot
As a school owner/admin, to register all the students in your school on LightGates Educational website, take the following steps:
  1. Go to the side bar menu, click on "students"
  2. Then "add students" and start adding all the students, you can decide to the students singly or by using a CSV file.
  3. Ensure you enter correct information about the students. add students page screenshot
To register your teachers on the LightGates Educational website, take the following steps:
  1. Go to the side bar menu, click on "teachers"
  2. Then click on "add teachers" and start adding all the teachers in your school.
Note: Ensure you use the active email addresses of the teachers and put their correct information as their usernames and passwords would be immediately sent to their email. To do this you have to request the information from them. This shouldn't be hard since they presumably work for you.
With Lightgates Educational, a teacher can upload learning materials for the students to access at home. This is a vital step in conducting e-learning for your students. To upload learning materials as a teacher on the Lightgates mobile app, take the following steps:
  1. Go to the side bar menu, click on "learning materials"
  2. Tap on the "+" sign
  3. Now add the title and description of the learning material you wish to upload also add the subject and class that has the learning material being uploaded
  4. Put the youTube link to the learning material (if any) Also if there are other attachments to be uploaded, such as word documents, powerpoint, pdf, excel files etc, click on the file attach button on the top right corner of the screen and select the file from your device.
  5. Click on done to submit the material
  1. Go to the side bar menu, click on "learning materials"
  2. "Upload learning materials"
  3. Fill out the title of the learning material, subject and class that the learning material is meant for and then put up a link for the video in the "URL" box.
Do you know that as a teacher you can give your students assignments using lightgates educational? To be able to achieve this, take the following steps:
  1. Click on "assignments"
  2. Tap the "+" sign and create an assignment
  3. Input the title and the description of the assignment
  4. Then click on "done".
With Lightgates Educational, School administrators and teachers can set specific dates for specific events using the calendar tool. Once set, teachers and parents as well as students can view the events from their own calendar tool inside Lightgates. This helps them keep track of all happenings within the school premises in real time. To update events on your calendar tool as a school admin or teacher take the following steps.
  • To access Calendar on web:
    1. Login to LightGates Education website as school admin
    2. Click on "Calendar" on the sidebar menu
    • Add upcoming event:
      1. click on "Add upcoming Event"
      2. Click on create button
      3. Set start date and end date of the event
      4. Input the title.
      5. enter the aim of the event at the description box, then click create event.
    • List of Event:
      This is where you view an event that have been previously created
      1. Click on "List of Event" to view all events.
    • View Calendar:
      The view calendar tab allows you to see the school calendar on a spread format so that you can add or remove events.
      1. Click on view calendar to check calendar.
  • To access the calendar tool on Mobile:
    1. Go to the sidebar menu
    2. Click on "calendar" tab
Lightgates Educational is equipped for financial transactions such as staff salary payment, Airtime purchase, cable subscriptions and other payments. It has various payment method, you can fund with the following method, ATM, USSD, Bank, Migo, Transfer, MvisaQR, Barter and payAttitude.
To fund your Lightgates Educational wallet as school admin, teacher or parent/student take the following steps:
  1. Login to your dashboard.
  2. click on menu at the top right and scroll down to wallet tab and click on it,
  3. Beneath the wallet, click "my wallet". my wallet button
  4. Click on top-up account balance my wallet button
  5. Enter Amount and click topup. topup button
  6. Select any payment method of your choice, here we fund with card, enter your card details and click pay. pay with card screenshot
To fund your Lightgates Educational Wallet on Mobile:
  1. In your dashboard click menu at the left top.
  2. scroll down and click on wallet tab.
  3. under Wallet, click on "view wallet".
  4. click fund wallet button at the bottom right.
  5. Enter the amount of money you want to fund with. fund wallet screenshot
  6. Click continue.
  7. Fill in your ATM details and click pay. checkout screenshot
Pick up ID is a key or number that can be used to monitor school bus, school administrator generates and verify the ID for each registered student.
To verify pick up ID on web an administrator should follow the following steps:
  1. Login to Lightgates, click on menu at the top right and scroll down to the pickup ID tab and click on it.
  2. Enter the ID and click Click to get student details as shown below. verify pickup id screenshot

With Lightgates Educational, School administrator can create don't salary records based on their salary scales and teachers will also update their account details on their own dashboard.

To pay teachers salary with Lightgates Educational on Web:
  1. Login as school
  2. Click on "create salary" on the sidebar. create salary button
  3. Fill in the salary form and click on "CLICK TO CREATE NEW SALARY" as shown below. all salary button
  4. To pay don't salary you need to Click on "All generated salary" as shown below, to locate the month you want to pay. all salary screenshot
  5. Click on the "View salary" button as shown below to view the list of teachers to be paid.
  6. Select teachers to be paid from the list of teachers.
  7. Click on execute payment.
  8. Click on "proceed with payment" on the message box shown below or else click on "close" if you don't want to continue. confirm salary payment screenshot
To pay teacher's salary on mobile
  1. Click on create salary.
  2. List of teachers will appear, then select teachers to be paid.
  3. Click on process "payment button" to pay.

Lightgates Educational has advertisement functionality that allows school admin, teachers, parents and students to advertise or promote their brands.

To place advert on Lightgates Educational the user takes the following steps:
  1. Click on "advertise here" on the sidebar menu>
  2. Fill in the form field as shown blow, upload an image, choose where you want to drive traffic to (website, WhatsApp or App)
  3. Choose a campaign duration
  4. Enter campaign budget.
  5. Then click on promote to submit your ad. create advert screenshot-1 create advert screenshot-2