Sim Shagaya’s education technology startup company uLesson officially commenced operations on the 1st of March after a 12 months beta testing period, and at the same time secures new funding round
Yesterday, the e-learning platform targeted at Secondary School students in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Gambia has announced new funding from Founder Collective. The undisclosed investment is the outcome of Founder Collective’s participation in ULesson’s fundraising back in 2019.
This funding will be used to concretize the high-quality, affordable and accessible education for African learners that the platform promises. The funding will also further aid the expansion of ULesson’s online learning platform beyond Africa. According to the founder, Sim Shagaya, the learning platform will be focusing on expanding its content library for users, ensuring that quality education is available and affordable.
“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” He said.
4 weeks after it officially launched, the startup announced that uLesson had a record of 40,000 downloads from Playstore. That was a great milestone for the company, but it also shows how much priority Nigerians are beginning to place on education howbeit remote.