8 top young Nigerian entrepreneurs in education

OLUMIDE OGUNLANA AND CHUKWUWEZAM OBANOR PrepClass is a Nigerian academic solutions provider offering online test prep software, full-length tests, and a CBT (Computer Based Testing) experience similar to that of Nigerian university pre-entry exams. PrepClass is presently focused on providing personalized home tutors skilled at meeting individual academic needs to students. Also, it intends to

OLUMIDE OGUNLANA AND CHUKWUWEZAM OBANOR
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L-R: Wezam and Olumide – Founders of Prepclass

PrepClass is a Nigerian academic solutions provider offering online test prep software, full-length tests, and a CBT (Computer Based Testing) experience similar to that of Nigerian university pre-entry exams.

PrepClass is presently focused on providing personalized home tutors skilled at meeting individual academic needs to students. Also, it intends to create a robust system that: is available to student both online and offline and readily provides them with past question and answer materials and other resources that would help boost their performance, analyses the student’s  performance, helps them identify weak points and focus and improve on those weaknesses.

ELIZABETH KPERRUN-EREMIE
Elizabeth Afritalez

Elizabeth Kperrun-Eremie, Founder of Afrotalez

In this age of technological advancement where every child can operate any device they lay their hands on, Nigerians passionate about education will be doing kids a lot of good by leveraging on technology to impact knowledge. This is what Elizabeth has done with Afrotalez, an app that promotes African traditional stories. The interactive Android app tells African Folktales with an aim to also improve the mental capabilities of young kids between the ages of 3 and 9.

Launched in October 2013, with the pilot episode called the Tortoise, the Elephant and the Hippopotamus, Elizabeth hopes the stories told on the app will impart morals and lessons to children.

GOSPEL OMEOGA (GOSSY) UKANWOKE
Towunmi Coker - Founder, Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative

Gossy Ukanwoke – Founder/President Beni American Uniersityv

Nicknamed the Mark Zukerberg of Nigeria by Forbes, as an undergraduate Gossy loved offering academic resource to students so he launched Students Circle, an educational Social Network and the idea later developed into Beni American University.

Beni American University is an online institution which hopes to bring quality education to every African youth, adult or teenager willing to study for a post secondary diploma or degree.

ADUNOLA MACAULAY
Adunola Macaulay

Adunola Macaulay Founder, Starlight Book Reading Club

Adunola’s love for children steered her up to start her reading club to imbibe reading culture in children. The Mass Communication graduate noticed that the reading culture was fading away in children and decided to reignite it with the starlight book reading club.

KOLAWOLE OLAJIDE
Kolawole Olajide - Co-founder, Funda

Kolawole Olajide – Co-founder, Funda

Funda or to learn in Zulu, is an app developed by Jide to access learning materials at any time. He developed this app alongside four other young entrepreneurs — Kennedy Kitheka (Kenya), Jason Muloongo (Zambia), Sameer Rawjee (South Africa) and Kumbirai Gundani (Zimbabwe), while he was schooling in Cape Town. With the app, which can be downloaded on a smartphone, students can access the e-learning portal via a keycode provided by the university they are registered to.

Funda in 2012 won the United Nations award for Best Technology Innovation in Education for meeting the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

MICHEAL ADEKANLE
Micheal Adekanle

Micheal Adekanle; Founder, AMA-Dove Nigeria Limited

The increasing desperation by Nigerian students to school abroad with majority of them falling into the hands of quacks informed Micheal’s decision to startup a company. His firm specializes in facilitating placement of Nigerian students in foreign Universities and also offers professional advise that would guide Nigerians in selecting the right course and institutions.

 TOWUNMI COKER
Towunmi Coker

Towunmi Coker; Founder of Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative

Towunmi Coker, a graduate of Medicine from the University of Lagos started out her writing initiative as an undergraduate to promote reading and writing habit and encourage healthy literary skill acquisition among secondary schools.

The competition is usually keenly contested among secondary school pupils as winners usually go home with some mouth-watering prizes. The winner of the last edition went home with N100,000 cash prize and an iPad.

SAMSON ABIOYE
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Samson Abioye – CEO Pass.ng

Samson’s Pass.ng aims to build an optimal examination testing and learning environment for students in preparation for major examinations. The eLearning startup has been on a hot streak for a while now, – winning the Airtel Catapult A Startup initiative in February last year, securing a partnership with WeChat to close out the year, qualifying for the regional finals of the Challenge Cup earlier this year, in January.

So far, the platform has over 160 thousand users , more than  1.5 million exams taken on platform with close to 12 staffs.

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