With 610 Registered Users, Altschool Launches in Kenya

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EdTech platform, AltSchool Africa has officially launched in Kenya. Founder Adewale Yusuf points out that Kenya currently ranks behind Nigeria in terms of learner enrollments hence the need to set up shop in the country.

From data shared by Mr. Yusuf, Kenya has 610 registered users on the platform. This places the country second but way behind Nigeria where 43,886 learners are registered. The move into Kenya is seen as push to grow Altschool Africa in the East African market. In this region, Rwanda is second to Kenya with 106 users, while Uganda is third with only 50. Tabitha Kayvu will lead the startup’s operations in Kenya.

Number of Altschool Registered Users

Altschool Education Programs

Since it’s launch in 2021 , AltSchool Africa has supported over 18,000 learners from 84 countries to start a career in tech. It started with the School of Engineering, the School of Product, and the School of Data thev. Subsequently, the EdTech platform launched the School of Business and the School of Creative Economy in 2023.

The five schools offer courses ranging from sales to digital marketing, fintech product management, and data engineering. Some course are short-term 6 weeks courses while others are an year long diploma.

In 2022, the company raised $1 million in a pre-seed round that had Nigerian investors. The Nigerian Startup is the second from the country to announce expansion into Kenya this week. alGROWithm also announced they have ventured into Kenya after benefiting from a cash injection from Digital Africa.