Nigeria’s educational landscape is undergoing a significant shift, and at the forefront of this transformative journey is Skool Media, an education technology company dedicated to reshaping the way Nigerian students learn and educators teach.
The challenges in the Nigerian educational sector, including a growing population and limited resources, are no secret. However, Skool Media, under the visionary leadership of CEO and Founder Moses Imayi, has been a catalyst for change. With over a decade of experience in the education technology industry, Skool Media has emerged as a crucial player in the nation’s pursuit of digital innovation in education.
The partnership between Skool Media and the Federal Ministry of Education has been a cornerstone of this educational revolution. This collaboration recognizes the pivotal role of digital innovation in enhancing the public education system, resulting in a series of initiatives aimed at fundamentally transforming education in Nigeria.
CEO Moses Imayi emphasizes the significance of this collaboration, stating, “Our partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education is a testament to our commitment to transforming education in Nigeria. By working hand in hand with the ministry, we’ve been able to address the challenges that our education system faces and bring about innovative solutions.”
Skool Media’s impact extends across the nation, with the establishment of Student Technology Experience Centres (STECs) in over 100 Federal Unity Colleges, spanning all 36 states of Nigeria. These cutting-edge digital labs serve as innovation hubs, providing students access to technology that enriches their learning experience. With project locations in 36 states and a reach of over 2 million students in the past decade, Skool Media’s footprint is vast and impactful.
Beyond infrastructure development, Skool Media, through its subsidiary company Education First Nigeria Limited (Edifirst.ng), has upskilled more than fifteen thousand teachers. This initiative ensures that educators possess the necessary hard and soft skills required to thrive in the digital age, creating more dynamic and engaging classrooms.
The company, via Edupad Technologies, operates as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) recognized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Their user-friendly educational gadgets, including tablets, laptops, and desktops, are designed to make learning enriching for students, contributing to enhanced education management and productivity in Nigeria.
One of Skool Media’s transformative initiatives is the Exam Padi app, a vital resource for students preparing for exit-class exams. The app features video content aligned with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) curriculum, a Computer-Based Testing (CBT) platform with a repository of past questions and answers, and subtitles in local languages for increased accessibility.
To measure the impact of their offerings, Skool Media actively participates in various educational events and initiatives. Events like “Empower-Her with Exam Padi” and sponsorship of the Africa Edu-Tech Conference showcase their commitment to student empowerment, ethical leadership, and fostering innovation in education.
Skool Media’s involvement in local and international associations, including the United Nations Global Compact, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), International Trade Council (ITC), Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), American Nigerian Chamber of Commerce (ANCC), and the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITDA), solidifies its dedication to shaping a brighter, more digitally infused future for Nigeria’s education sector.