Lagos Education Commissioner, Folasade Adefisayo visits AltSchool Africa, lauds programs, initiatives

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Folasade Adefisayo has lauded AltSchool Africa’s curriculum and programs, describing the Edtech platform as timely and important

L-R: Emmanuel Ogunsola, Product Lead, AltSchool Africa; Adewale Yusuf, CEO, AltSchool Africa & Hon. Folasade Adefisayo, Lagos State Commissioner for Education

Adefisayo who said this during a courtesy visit to the AltSchool Africa Lagos office on Tuesday, 28th March 2023, emphasized that platforms such as AltSchool Africa have a critical role to play in preparing Africans for the future of work, and must receive the necessary resources to thrive.

The education commissioner mentioned that she had learnt of the incredible work being done at AltSchool Africa and had made concerted efforts to meet with CEO, Adewale Yusuf, in order to kickstart talks about a possible partnership, with the aim to deliver digital literacy skills to students in public schools across Lagos state.

“I am impressed, I didn’t know about such things [AltSchool Africa] until I went online, and seeing it physically has even brought to me, the importance and greatness of this kind of facility”

Commenting, AltSchool Africa’s CEO, Adewale Yusuf echoed the commissioner’s standpoint on the importance of equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in the present and future. According to him, AltSchool Africa is on a mission to deliver high-quality education and programs focused on in-demand skills to every African, enabling them to access rewarding opportunities across the globe

Additionally, the AltSchool CEO highlighted the “AltSchool for Schools” program, which offers secondary schools and tertiary institutions across Africa, direct access to AltSchool Africa’s globally relevant curriculum and Learning Management System (LMS).

He then thanked the commissioner for her visit and confirmed that talks toward a partnership will continue, in line with the shared objective of enhancing the standard of education in Africa.

Earlier, the Commissioner participated in the #AltSchoolTeachersChallenge and nominated her mother, Mrs Olusolape Folasade Ifaturoti, who was her Maths teacher. Adefisayo credits her mother with instilling in her, a love for mathematics, which sparked her interest in a STEM career.

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