AltSchool Africa launches new Creative, Business School

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Following an impressive 40 percent completion rate in its first year, AltSchool Africa, a skill-to-market platform, has expanded its learning faculty to introduce Creative Economy and Business schools.

The tech-enabled platform has included content creation, sales and music business, using Afrobeats as a case study, to its existing in-code and no-code courses.

The new programmes aim to cater to non-traditional career paths beyond the tech sector, offering a comprehensive and hands-on upskilling platform for aspiring learners interested in emerging fields.

Music artiste, Folarin Falana, better known as Falz the Bahd guy and renowned comic skitmakercum actor, Adebowale Adedayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni, have been named as facilitators for the creative economy school, while media personality Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode aka Do2dtun was recently named as the school’s Creator Relations Director.

Other facilitators joining the school’s business faculty include, Nigerian film director and cinematographer, Nora Awolowo; multi award winning music journalist Joey Akan, and content creator Chinonso Egemba aka Aproko Doctor.

Established in 2021 by the trio of Adewale Yusuf, Akintunde Sultan and Opeyemi Awoyemi, AltSchool Africa, since its inception, 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, with more than 20,000 learners successfully enrolled on the platform.

According to the Co-Founder and CEO, Adewale Yusuf,“we are excited to announce the addition of these two new faculties, with qualified experts leading the courses. These industries were specifically chosen for their rapid growth, and we want to help people quickly enhance their careers in these fields.

“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 noted that with the continued growth of technology in Africa, interest in the creative economy, which gave rise to unconventional career options such as, music management, content creation, and influencer marketing, surged.

“AltSchool Africa is at the forefront of this educational shift, ushering in a new era of learning on the continent. Our 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.

“Africa’s music streaming market is projected to reach $372.80 million this year, with agrowth rate of 8.89 percent. At this rate, the projected market volume will be approximately $524 million by 2027. With some of the most popular streaming services only introduced to the continent late in the last decade, the relevance of jobs within this and the wider creative economy has increased,” Yusuf stated.

THE GUARDIAN

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