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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Prepclass gets grant of over 120Million naira to help increase learning outcomes for learners

By now, you must have heard of Prepclass. We have done so many articles about them here, here and here. For those that don’t know about them, Prepclass is an innovative online tutor agency that tests and verifies qualified teachers, and then hires them as home tutors for learners interested in their services.
Their learner categories range from Nursery, Primary, Secondary School to GMAT/GRE/MBA, Common Entrance, Piano, Swimming, Lawn Tennis, Bead Making and so much more.In short, with Prepclass you can learn anything.

Prepclass just recently got awarded over 120Million Naira from GSM Association to help boost and scale up their business operations. Excerpts from an interview they had can be seen below:

Tell Us About How You Heard Of The Grant?
The grant was awarded to us by GSM Association also known as GSMA. It is the trade body that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Approximately 800 mobile operators are full GSMA members and a further 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem are associate members. In 2016, they launched a fund called GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund. This fund provides selected start-ups in Africa and Asia with grant funding, technical assistance and the opportunity to partner with mobile operators in their markets to help scale their products and services into sustainable businesses with positive socio-economic impact. 

Now That You Have Gotten the Grant, what does This Mean for Parents of Kids Out There?
We are going to invest heavily into technology to make it easier for Parents to track the learner’s performance and track record over time. Essentially, we are working on our in-house technology that allows learners or parents of learners to visually see progress pre and post working with Prepclass. Imaginehiring a math tutor for your child from Prepclass, we visit you, compose a personalized learning plan for your child after 1 week of tutoring and then send weekly progress report of learning sessions. Complete transparency into what your children are learning and the results they achieve at every point in time. That is the dream we have always had for a long time and with this new injection of funds, we would be able to invest in the technology required for that to happen.If you are a parent interested in getting a tutor for your child you should certainly think of Prepclass as the best option to guarantee your child’s success as we have the expertise and resources to deliver the best. You can call us now on 08059811502 or fill the form to get a tutor

Any Words for Teachers, Tutors or Smart Guy/Lady That Can Teach Out There?
Our goal for teaching is very simple - teachers should be better rewarded. Unfortunately, even though education is one of the biggest employers of Labor in Nigeria, teachers are generally looked down upon. With innovations like Prepclass, we are boosting the economic power of teachers and giving them an opportunity to earn passive income that is even higher thanwhat they would earn in most schools. With this injection of funds, we would be more aggressive about recruiting highly qualified teachers and making sure they are appropriately rewarded. This is the best time to take the teaching profession seriously. We ask teachers to seriously consider working with us. The process for recruitment is very simple, teachers in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt should apply by filling the formand someone would get back to you with the next steps. 

 How Do You Intend To Spend This Grant And What Are Your Plans For The Next Five Years?
The grant would allow us move to the next phase in our business evolution, we like to think of it as Prepclass 2.0. The grant comes with the support of GSMA in helping to facilitate a partnership with a mobile network operator in Nigeria.

Prepclass 2.0 would be able to provide more passive income for our intelligent and hardworking tutors by making it possible for them to reach more learners while we leverage on the infrastructure and scale of mobile network operators. As such we will be investing a lot in technology and in educational content with the intent of increasing our penetration in the Nigerian market.

At Prepclass, our goal has always been to significantly increase the learning outcome of learners while creating additional income for tutors in a safe environment. Even after more than 2 years of execution, we remain completely true to this mission and now using mobile technology we would make it possible for tutors to create and upload locally relevant video, audio and text content necessary for them to teach learners at scale thus removing any physical barrier.

What Are Prepclass’sImmediate Next Steps?

In honor of the children’s day coming up on May 27th, Prepclass would be hosting about 60 kids in a FREE 5 – hour workshop scheduled to hold on May 20th 2017 at No. 23 Agodogba Avenue, Parkview Estate, Lagos from 10am to 3pm. The children will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from individual skilled in Arts and crafts, music, French language, ICT and more traditional subjects like Mathematics.

The goal is to give these kids an opportunity to learn things they would usually not learn in a school. A child who attends the event might learn how to create a very basic website or how to edit a family picture and make mummy’s face look even prettier or how to play his favorite song on his favorite music instruments. So it’s definitely an event that would expose your children skillsthey never knew they had and help them discover their talents. The best part of it all is that the event is absolutely free.

For parents that want their kids to be part of the event on May 20th, please fill this form with your detailsor call these lines for enquiries 08059811502 or01-2913970 only 50 spaces available

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