Edutech or educational companies in Nigeria have completely disrupted the way we see education. It has gone beyond the four walls of classrooms. It is now digital.
It is unsurprising that there are a handful of edutech companies in Nigeria leveraging technology to make education seamless and accessible to millions of Nigerians.
Hence, you would be taken aback when the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says that e-learning cannot work in Nigeria despite the achievement of Nigeria edutech companies.
Here are the top edutech/edtech/educational companies in Nigeria.
Sim Shagaya, the former founder of Konga is the founder/CEO of uLesson. It is arguably one of the biggest edutech companies presently in Nigeria. uLesson aims to provide adaptive and interactive tests that help students master concepts intimately.
Recommending lessons, prompting practice sessions, and working closely with students to achieve the kind of growth that transforms lives both in and out of the classroom. The service is expected to deliver learning outcomes that are positive and measurable for learners, parents, and teachers. uLesson secured a $3.1 million funding round led by TLcom Capital last year.
Gradely is an educational technology company that helps schools and parents deliver a personalized learning experience for K-12 students in Nigeria. It uses analytics and data-driven recommendations to help schools and parents intervene in real-time to children’s learning gaps through weekly adaptive homework tests. Gradely was founded in 2019 by Boye Oshinaga, Femi Ibiwoye, Seyi Adelaju, and Babatunde Caleb.
Prepclass is an edtech company that focuses on connecting potential learners with skilled tutors. Prepclass provides tutors for basically anything a client may wish to learn. From English language and grammar structuring to phonetics, sounds, and pronunciation, learners from the age of 4 can be easily signed up by their parents or wards online for sessions that will take place physically at the child/learner/tutee’s comfortable home and time. Olumide Ogunlana and Chukwuwezam Obanor founded Prepclass in 2013.
Pass.ng is a web and mobile platform that helps candidates in Nigeria practice and prepare for national examinations by way of suggestive coaching and adaptive testing. Founded in 2012 as Jamb-cbt.com, It won the airtel’s Catapult-a-Startup, the AAI pitch-fest competition, and the West Africa Mobile Awards in 2016. The founders include Imole Oluyemi, late Samson Abioye, and Adebagbo Joshua.
Tuteria helps you find, evaluate, and book lessons with quality private tutors near you for whatever you wish to learn. Tuteria gives clients a total experience by providing quality tutors, ensuring that safety is never compromised and offers secure payments. Tuteria was co-founded in 2015 by Godwin Benson and Abiola Oyeniyi.
SchorlarX is an EdFinTech company creating equitable access to quality education for students in Africa. SchorlarX provides financial supports education by helping students access scholarships. Maxwell Ogunfuyi, Abayomi Johnson, and Bola Lawal founded SchorlarX in February 2016. The edutech company raised US$100,000 in 2019.
Splatt AI (Splatt.ng)
Splatt AI is all about moving you from being unprepared for a quiz or finals to being 100% ready for it and getting better grades in the shortest possible time. You get Splatt AI the notes you need, the edutech company provides the tools you need and the coaching you need to conquer your next test or finals, plus it’s incredibly good and flexible. It was founded by Seunla Osinowo.
Passnownow.com is a social interaction website that supports learning by providing curriculum-based test preparation materials to users at a very little charge. Passnownow created a website that contains class notes and exam past questions using the current school curriculum. The materials are also available for teachers that need an extra source of information to improve themselves or introduce to their classes. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji founded Passnownow in 2012.