A digital market training institution, AltSchool Africa, has expanded its learning faculty to introduce Creative Economy and Business schools, following an impressive 40% completion rate in its first year.
Speaking at the launch and call for applications to the institute in Lagos, Nigeria, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of AltSchool Africa, Adewale Yusuf, explained that these areas were specifically chosen for their rapid growth, and “we want to help people quickly enhance their careers in these fields.”
He said the tech-enabled platform already offered nine courses which included in-code and no-code, content creation, sales, and music business- using Afrobeats as a case study.
The new programmes, however, will emphasise non-traditional occupations outside of the technology sector. They have been designed to offer extensive and hands-on training to persons interested in carving out professions in other industries.
“Our goal is to create a fun and communal learning platform for all Africans to develop their skills, regardless of their previous education or background. Our unique teaching methods have proven successful in helping our learners better retain information, demonstrating that we understand the complexities of how online education works,” he said.
Mr Yusuf further disclosed that in addition to these two new faculties are qualified experts leading the courses.
Touching on its vision, the CEO said the platform aims to make a positive impact by connecting individuals with the necessary skills for the job market, enabling them to grow and reach their full potential.
“By doing so, we aspire to contribute to a brighter future for the continent,” Mr Yusuf said.
The Director of Curriculum and Learning Experience Design at the institution, Dr. Ademola Akinrinola, said the AltSchool curriculum is designed to cater to learners of all levels, from beginners to experts, who possess a natural curiosity and a drive to solve problems.
Sharing the same sentiment, the Head of Operations at AltSchool Africa, Rachel Onoja, said her outfit is committed to providing learners with a fun, informative, and accessible learning experience.
“We believe that our learners should feel a sense of belonging as they learn in communities and that their time with us should be a profitable investment in their future,” she said.
About AltSchool Africa
The institution, since its inception in 2001, has received over 50,000 applications from at least 83 countries, with the majority of applicants coming from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, and the United Kingdom. The platform has successfully enrolled more than 20,000 learners.
Folarin Falana, a prolific Nigerian artist known as Falzthebahdguy, and well-known content creator and actor Adebowale Adedayo known as Mr. Macaroni have been named the facilitators for the creative economy school.
Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode popularly referred to as Do2dtun is the school’s Creator Relations Director.