Sim Shagaya’s Ed-tech Startup Launches uLesson Learning App

uLesson Sim Shagaya

By Dipo Olowookere

An application, which offers West African students a holistic curriculum-relevant learning experience in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, has been launched by Nigeria’s Ed-tech startup, uLesson Education Limited.

The app, uLesson, allows students in Nigeria (SS1-3), Ghana (SHS1-3), Liberia (Grade 10-12), Sierra Leone (S1-3), and Gambia (S1-3) prepare for critical regional exams like WASSCE, SSCE, GCE and UTME as well as international tests like the SATs.

A statement from app developer explained that uLesson employs a simple and personalised approach to learning, leveraging quality lesson plans from the best tutors to amplify each student’s learning ability. Thus, encouraging deep and continued learning for students.

The learning content from the app is planned, executed and reviewed by subject matter experts using videos, interactive animations, quizzes, assessments and several years of official WAEC past examinations along with solutions, the statement made available to Business Post noted.

According to founder and CEO of uLesson Education Limited, Mr Sim Shagaya, “Learning is a crucial part of a child’s quest for academic excellence and success in life.”

“The kind of universities and other tertiary institutions that they get into and, to some degree, the future that awaits them beyond their school years is largely determined by the learning opportunities and platforms available to them in their secondary school years.

“It is imperative then that investments are made in education that will help students be the best they can be, and in learning platforms that prepare them for a future in various disciplines and subjects, thus making them citizens for the world of tomorrow.

“It is with this knowledge that we designed the uLesson App; to particularly meet the needs of African students at the secondary school level and at all levels in the future,” he added.

Also speaking on the App, Vice President, Marketing and Analytics uLesson, Mr Al-hassan Yusuf Junior, said the app has been built to help students learn and maximize their academic potential.

“uLesson is the first of its kind in Africa. We have leveraged technology to provide a learning solution that is of high-quality, affordable and accessible.

“Our team of passionate and talented people have built a learning experience that is unprecedented in richness, scope, interactivity, and effectiveness. Our personalised learning approach, the depth of our content, and our service which allows users to request free counsellor visits from uLesson set us apart.

“We also go a step further to provide analytics and data reporting for parents and guardians to monitor their child’s academic growth and guide them to optimize their learning experience,” he said.

uLesson is creating a platform to revolutionise the way students learn and study for their exams. While only four subjects are available now, the brand has promised to include other subjects as well as expand to other regions in Africa.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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