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Edtech startup uLesson starts an Open University with courses for undergraduates that focus on technology.


With the launch of Miva Open University, uLesson, a Nigerian edtech company that offers online K–12 education across Africa, is moving into higher education.

The pan-African distance e-learning institution will be a fully licensed degree-granting institution that offers undergraduate courses in computing, computer science, cyber security, data science, and software engineering.

It will also have a management and social sciences school with degrees in business management, economics, accounting, and public policy and administration.

Just over a week ago, uLesson stopped offering one-on-one private coding lessons for kids. This is the second time the company has made changes to its DevKids product.

Sim Shagaya started the lesson and said the university’s goal was to “make high-quality education accessible and help our students succeed in the digital marketplace.” The institution seeks “passionate people” to fill different jobs and change how higher education works.

By starting Miva Open University, uLesson will also be competing with edtech companies like AltSchool Africa, which is based in Nigeria and offers certifications in software engineering, product, and data for a one-year course that includes an internship.




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