One of the most applaudable use of technology, is linking people with needs with people who have the solution – think AirBnB, think Uber. Over the years, this system has spread over virtually all industries and education is not left behind.
Today, for our #BellaNaijaMCM feature, we celebrate Oscar Udebuana, the founder of EduPoint which uses technology to connect students to highly skilled teachers to improve learning outcomes whilst creating jobs for unemployed graduates and retired teachers.
One-to-one tuition is proven to be one of the best ways to improve grades and EduPoint is leveraging on technology to make this happen. EduPoint, founded in 2018, helps students find, evaluate, book and track lessons with competent teachers. Through its platform, personalised education has no become accessible to some students in Nigeria in order to help them to achieve their learning goals.
Prior to founding EduPoint, Oscar also founded The AgroBarn Limited, an agritech company which produces livestock products as well as low-cost affordable services for both rural and smallholder farmers to receive real-time information to improve yields and livelihood.
In 2019, Oscar Oscar was appointed the first Alumni President of Mzuzah Africa, after a brief role as the Regional Executive Manager for the non-profit.
Mzuzah works to inspire and empower next generation leaders to proactively move towards a sustainable future, partnering with forward-thinking businesses and organizations that are interested in meaningful engagement of Africa’s future.
Oscar is a 2018/2019 fellow of Leap Africa Social Innovators Programme. In 2019, he won the ICTEL Competition and the FCMB Agric-Tech Competition. He also came 2nd Place in the 2019 Fate Foundation Agric Scale-Up Competition.
He’s a MEST Africa Regional Finalist and a recipient of the 2019 ITU Digital Changemaker award in South Korea. He was a Business Enterprise Mentor for the Tony Elumelu Foundation from 2015 to 2018.
We celebrate Oscar for his contribution to developing agriculture and education in Nigeria and we’re rooting for him.