ScholarX Technologies Limited, an EdTech start-up has announced a strategic partnership with leading telecoms services provider, Airtel Nigeria, to launch LearnAM, a new mobile learning platform that provides skills training content to improve learning outcomes.
ScholarX will also receive major support from the GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion while leveraging the expansive retail and digital footprints of Airtel Nigeria to deliver its skill acquisition content.
According to ScholarX, the grant received from the GSMA Innovation Fund for Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion will help fund key components in the initial phase of the project including Platform Development, Content Development&Sourcing, and Early User Adoption.
Co-founder and CEO, ScholarX, Bola Lawal, said: “The ScholarX team expresses profound appreciation to Airtel Nigeria and the GSMA Innovation Fund, fundedby the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). Through the GSMA fund, we are able to embark on our quest to connect millions of unconnected people in Africa to the Internet and help them get trained in valuable skills for the new Digital Economy.”