Nigerian education platform uLesson secures further investment

Posted on: 26 April, 2020 at 4:37 PM

Nigerian-based education technology startup uLesson has announced participation in its seed funding round by Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund.

This latest investment is a part of its seed funding round secured in 2019 and allows uLesson to expand its online learning platform, which is designed to provide high-quality, affordable and accessible education for African learners. The platform leverages best in class academic tutors, media and technology to create solutions that allow students to maximise their potential.

Sim Shagaya, founder and CEO of uLesson, said: “The entire team is excited and humbled by this investment by Founder Collective and the strategic guidance and support they bring to our journey. Building a learning platform like uLesson with a library that is rich in content and scope portends huge benefits for the education system in terms of quality and relevance of content, cost-efficiency, and ease of learning. This is especially important in a continent like Africa where there is a significant rate of education exclusion. With uLesson, we have created a convergence between quality education and access to education. With this funding, we will expand our content library and accelerate our push for providing high-quality, affordable and accessible education for learners.”

Launched officially in March 2020, uLesson continues to make strides in the online learning space. The company recently expanded its offerings to even more markets across the African continent. The app currently offers maths, physics, chemistry and biology for senior secondary school, and the company is working to release both a Windows product and a junior secondary school library – covering basic technology, basic science, business studies and mathematics – in the coming months.

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