Afrilearn, Nigeria’s fast-growing edtech startup, has announced the activation and addition of six new members to its Board of Directors.
This disclosure was made known in a press statement sent to Gatekeepers on Saturday by Isaac Oladipupo Head, Partnerships & Media.
According to the press statement, the Board of Directors are: Olusola Adeola, Sunday Olorunsheyi, Titi Akinsanmi, Mary Akpobome, Chude Jideonwo and Ngozi Ayanru.
“The greatest resource need of our country is relevant education. Unfortunately, our brick-and-mortar system of education is neither affordable nor sustainable, and Afrilearn is fast bridging this gap leveraging technology,” said Isaac Oladipupo, Co-founder and CEO. “Our phenomenal board members bring diverse skills and experiences to help us shape Africa’s education landscape for good,” the statement reads.
It added: “Some children learn best by watching videos, some by reading class notes, some by solving practice problems, and some by social collaboration. By design, Afrilearn was built to give every child the freedom of personalized learning using the unique method that works best for them.” Isaac concludes.
According to Gabriel Olatunji-Legend, Co-founder and Head of Content, Afrilearn empowers children ages 12 to 22 for success in school, exams and life.
“Owing to its seamless fun learning experience, Afrilearn has organically garnered over 6291 active users including Students, Teachers, Parents and Schools, within 3 months of going live,” he added.
The Chairperson, Sola Adeola noted: “Our education landscape has been further shaken dramatically by the pandemic and I’m excited to be a part of how Afrilearn is helping us rethink education delivery with such timely innovative solution.”
The complete list of current Afrilearn board members include Olusola Adeola (ED, Designing Futures), Sunday Olorunsheyi (Co-founder, Pertinence Group), Titi Akinsanmi (Policy and Government Relations Lead, SSA, Google), Mary Akpobome (COO, Imperium Capital Partners Plc), Chude Jideonwo (Founder, Joy Inc.), Ngozi Ayanru (Managing Partner, Realty Invest), Isaac Oladipupo (Co-founder & CEO) and Gabriel Olatunji-Legend (Co-founder/Head of Content).
Recall that in December 2020, Afrilearn was awarded Digital Innovation of the Year by the United States Chambers of Commerce and listed Top Innovations for Education in Africa by the African Union. Easily the Netflix of Education for young Africans, Afrilearn is set to go to market in July 2021.
Meanwhile, Afrilearn integrates genius tutors, animators and developers to provide affordable, world-class education for Africans anywhere. The award-winning education streaming service offers complete curriculum-based video lessons, class notes, practice exercises, live classes and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers Nigerian and West African Secondary School Students to study at their unique pace in and outside classroom via Mobile App and Web subscription.