22 Mar 2023 AltSchool Africa partners with OpenLabs Ghana to provide access to curriculum, infrastructure
L-R: Sujith Jayaprakash (OpenLabs Director) and Adewale Yusuf (AltSchool Africa CEO)
This partnership which brings together the best of both worlds–the vast experience and expertise of OpenLabs in face-to-face learning and the innovative online approach of AltSchool Africa, will improve the quality of digital education in Ghana and beyond.
OpenLabs (previously NIIT Ghana), will be able to offer world-class education to its students, regardless of their location or economic background in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, by leveraging AltSchool’s online programs and learning management system.
Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at AltSchool Africa, Adewale Yusuf says AltSchool Africa “is thrilled to partner with Open Labs to provide access to our cutting-edge learning programs and learning management system”. According to him, AltSchool Africa is also “committed to ensuring that every African has access to quality learning and programs in line with in-demand skills, and this partnership is a significant step towards achieving that goal.”
The AltSchool CEO stressed that while “Africa missed out on the industrial revolution and slowly asserted itself within the knowledge economy,” as the world now transitions into the skills economy, Africa needs to be “part of—or even leading—the conversation”.
Commenting further, Adewale reassured that AltSchool Africa is committed to ensuring that every African can access its updated curriculums and programs, with the OpenLabs partnership being a great start. “We believe that by providing our curriculum in all areas and learning management system, we can support OpenLabs’ curriculum in other fields other than technology.”
In his address, Director of OpenLabs Ghana, Sujith Jayaprakash harped on the importance of the partnership.
“Post-Covid we had tried to get into the online learning space but it’s been challenging. It is exciting to partner with AltSchool Africa and offer our target audience access to both worlds. This partnership will help us to provide our target audience with world-class education, and will enable us to contribute to the development of a skilled and empowered workforce in Ghana and across Africa. We are thrilled to be part of this momentous occasion and look forward to the positive impact this partnership will have on the tech education landscape in Africa.”
Education remains a fundamental pillar supporting the growth and development of any nation. As the world rapidly advances towards a more digital and automated future, it is essential that we equip our youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate and thrive in this changing landscape.
AltSchool Africa is open to partnering with other schools across Africa that are looking to provide their students with a modern and relevant curriculum. By partnering with AltSchool Africa, secondary schools, colleges, and tertiary institutions–can gain access to a world-class learning management system and online programs that are designed to prepare students for success in the global economy.