Startups – A Nigerian ed-tech startup – has launched an open marketplace for educational classes

Smartphone Deals on Jumia is one of the many Nigerian startups that leveraged the lockdown period to create something unique.

The firm is on a mission to ensure that learning continues at all levels of educations through online platforms despite the challenges faced by students due to the pandemic. started in September 2020. So far, the startup has been growing steadily and now, it has unveiled its free marketplace for learning.

According to the firm, the platform comprises a list of tutorial centres, freelance tutors, training institutions, schools, universities, and programmes available for registration in the learning centres.

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The startup aims to provide a listing platform for all kinds of classes. And to channel more students to the listed tutors and institutions.

‘’Unlike conventional on-demand tutoring platforms, we do not take part in the training. Neither do we receive commissions on bookings.’’

‘’The platform is a free and open medium. And we generate revenue primarily from traffic with only a few institutions benefiting from the commission model,’’ said Daniel Osi, co-founder of

On average, the startup records about ten enquiries per day, and it experiences roughly 1,500 unique hits per month.

Following the latest development, hopes to record better numbers.

‘’We are currently operating in Nigeria; however, we have a global target. Recently, we acquired a couple of highly relevant domains in preparation for scale,’’ Daniel concluded.

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