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Morehouse College is Launching An Online Program to Help Black Men Complete Their Degrees

Over two million Black men in the U.S. have unfinished college degrees, and Morehouse College is on a mission to fix that. Earlier this month, Morehouse College — the nation’s only HBCU dedicated to developing and educating men — announced the launch of its newest initiative Morehouse Online — an online undergraduate program that’s helping Black men who started their undergraduate studies finish and obtain a bachelor’s degree in their respective major. Morehouse Online arrives at the turning point of the university’s digital transformation to make e-learning more inclusive. A press release shares that the new program is part of a strategy to create more innovative and robust programs for non-traditional college students. “There has never been a more important time for the impact of Morehouse to scale,” said Dr. David A. Thomas, president of Morehouse College, in a press statement. “The challenges we face as a society today require exceptional leaders with superior critical thinking...

Feb 26, 2021

Nigerian Edtech Startup uLesson Raises $7.5M Series A to Lead the Future of E-Learning

uLesson — a Nigerian-based edtech startup — announced this week that it raised a $7.5 million Series A funding round for its online learning platform making remote teaching easier for students. Through both streamings and the use of SD cards, uLesson — the self-proclaimed No. 1 learning app — is able to minimize data and streaming costs in an effort to bridge the education gap within Nigeria and Africa as a whole, Tech in Africa reports. According to TechCrunch, this funding round was led by Owl Ventures — the largest venture capital fund in the world focused on the education technology market — along with other participants such as LocalGlobe and existing investors, TLcom Capital and Founder Collective. This new financing arrives just little over a year after uLesson closed its initial $3.1 million seed round back in November 2019. Since then, the company’s value proposition has increased largely due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s education systems. Just...

Jan 22, 2021

Diddy to Open Third Capital Prep School in the Bronx to Groom Future Leaders

Business mogul Diddy knows good investments and continues to sew seeds in the future leaders of tomorrow. This past Wednesday, he announced the opening of a brand new capital prep school — his third prep school to date — in The Bronx fully operating on virtual instruction in light of the pandemic, REVOLT reports . “We are grooming future leaders that will change their communities and the world,” Diddy said. — REVOLT (@revolttv) September 3, 2020 According to Billboard , the new school is scheduled to open on Sept. 8 in the borough’s Co-Op City neighborhood allowing nearly 200 underserved sixth and seventh graders to attend in its first year. Capital Prep Bronx also has expansion plans that include growing up to 650 students in grades 6 through 11 over the next five years. “My dream has always been to provide children, in communities like the Bronx, the high quality education they deserve,” Diddy shared in a statement . “We’re not just teaching reading, math...

Sep 3, 2020

'Year of Return' Founder Announces Digital University for Tech in Ghana

Ghana is staying ahead of the curve with its newest educational institution. Chief Nana Obokese Ampah, founder and CEO of the Year of Return Legacy Project and The Asebu Pan African Village Project , has announced the launch of the Obokese University of Excellence , a school dedicated to leadership and technology. The new institution — set to launch in September of this year — plans to operate at the intersection of e-commerce and prioritize several elements including education, leadership, engaging cultures, history, technology, and tourism. According to the university’s website : “The Obokese University of Excellence endeavors to support an educational transformation designed to develop students, youth and adults who have internalized the traditional character traits of ‘aso-dzi’ (those who possess exceptional skills, talents and abilities, together with, a deep abiding African consciousness to further the national spirit embodied in the concept of Ubuntu).” Obokese University...

May 18, 2020