Schoolap Partners FirstFounders to Expand into Nigerian Market 

Nosa Alekhuogie

Schoolap has been adopted into the Nigerian market through a strategic partnership with one of the biggest venture studios in the country, FirstFounders Inc.

The goal of the partnership between FirstFounders and Schoolapp, is to provide Nigerian students with exhaustive academic content according to the approved syllabus which they can access for free.

According to a statement from Schoolap, the educational content comes pre-loaded on a dedicated solar-powered tablet for learning purposes, thereby eliminating the limitation of electricity and data bundles. The tablets will be distributed through schools to both teachers and students to achieve a robust learning system that can only birth a new era of academic success in Nigeria and subsequently, Africa as a whole.

The partnership will address the mass failure recorded in this year’s West African School Certificate (WASC) examination, organised by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), and will also stress the need for quick actions in Nigeria’s educational sector, the statement further said.

Launched first in Congo, Schoolap has achieved some feats, including recording an impressive $2 million in annual revenue, winning the $50,000 seedstars award prize for the best online educational platform in 2019 alongside other awards, and also raising $500,000 in seed funding from the international Eutelsat Group. 

Edtech startups such as Schoolap aim to solve problems in the education sector with technology. They are pivotal in disrupting the often anemic educational system in nations around the world, especially in developing countries. 

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