40,000 Downloads in 4 Weeks: uLesson Begins its Journey of Increase and Expansion Beyond Nigeria and Africa

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Just a little over 3 months after uLesson raised a $3.1 million seed round from TLcom Capital, the edtech startup has attained 40,000 downloads across Play stores.

uLesson was founded by Sim Shagaya who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the startup. After a 12 months beta testing period, the e-learning app was launched officially on March 1 with an announcement on social media.

4 weeks after its official launch, uLesson is celebrating 40,000 downloads from the Playstore. This paints a picture of steady growth and positive index showing that the rate of adoption of the platform by students and people who want to learn in general is high.

Speaking earlier on its plan for expansion, Shagaya also announced that the uLesson app is now available in Europe, North America, and to learners across Africa.

According to him, the expansion to the aforementioned parts came sooner than anticipated, and was a positive result from the global crisis created by COVID-19.

“The @uLessonApp is now available to learners across Africa, Europe and North America. To be honest, we had expected to be available in these regions in 1-2 year but as we are seeing, crises accelerate trends. We’ve received requests from learners/families in these regions”

Sim Shagaya, CEO and Founder of uLesson
40,000 Downloads in 4 Weeks: uLesson Begins its Expansion Beyond Africa

He went on to encourage people to take advantage of the free lessons, and the discounted subscription packages available on the platform.

This, according to Shagaya, is the edtech platform’s way of supporting society and ensuring that education is as accessible and affordable as necessary.

uLesson shared on its Twitter handle that the cost of lessons on the platform starts from N5,000. According to the platform, N5,000 would give complete streaming access to a full academic term’s content for the user.

The launch of the uLesson app could not have come at a better time. With the lockdown preventing students from going to schools, being able to access quality educational content from the comfort and safety of a house is no longer a luxury, but a new-found necessity.


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