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Are Nigeria’s Low Cost Private Schools ready for Remote Schooling? Check out our Survey Insights

With schools being unable to resume as scheduled owing to the extension of COVID-19 lockdown, we at Gray Matters Capital carried out a ‘Remote Schooling Readiness’ survey among school customers of our portfolio company in Lagos, Nigeria – EdFin Microfinance Bank – the only financial institution dedicated to funding the education ecosystem in the country. […]

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Education via Toll Free Numbers, SMS and Missed Calls | Part 2: Non-Internet based technologies for School Continuity

In our last blog, Broadcast the New EdTech, we began delving into non-internet based technologies such as radio and television that schools can use to ensure education continuity for their students. We took cognizance of the need for more accessible technologies so as to reduce the disparities between those with economic means to access online […]

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Broadcast the New EdTech? Part 1: Non-Internet based Technologies for School Continuity

COVID-19 and the resultant school closures due to lockdowns being imposed by governments across many countries presents itself as an insurmountable challenge for many schools and students alike from an education continuity perspective. As much as it has been an adversity, it has presented itself as an opportunity for companies in the EdTech space around […]

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Upping the Engagement Quotient of Virtual Classes | Part 2 – Quizizz

As we continue to explore different tools and resources which schools can use as to take classes online through our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ blog series, we have come to understand from teachers conducting virtual classes that student engagement is a hurdle that most of them continue to face. Why is it the case? One […]

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Upping the Engagement Quotient of Virtual Classes | Part 1 – Google Slides & Pear Deck

In today’s blog of our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ series, as the headline suggests, we will be looking at ways to improve student engagement during virtual classes. The challenge in a virtual classroom is the lack of proximity a teacher otherwise enjoys with his/ her students. It is an impediment for the teachers as they […]

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Tools to Convert Class Material from Physical to Digital

In our first two posts of our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ blog series, we covered video conferencing tools like Zoom (Read: Live Classes via Zoom) and also deep dived into digital learning management system (LMS) platforms like Edmodo and Google Classroom (Read: Digital Learning Platforms for Low Cost Private Schools). While video conferencing tools help […]

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Digital LMS Platforms for Low Cost Private Schools

In the first blog post of our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ series, we focused on how schools can use video conferencing tools like Zoom to conduct classes as seamlessly as possible. In today’s blog, we will consider education technology platforms that your school can use to complement video conferencing. We will be looking at platforms […]

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Live Classes via Zoom | Technologies for School Resilience – COVID19

The challenges posed by the COVID19 pandemic on us are manifold with schools forced to be shut in order to check the spread of the virus and mitigate casualties. The closure of schools, however need not deter schools like yours from imparting education. This is the time for technological tools to be leveraged to the […]

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Steps for Resilience during COVID-19

Dear Entrepreneurs, Friends & Family of Gray Matters Capital, Communities and companies (including start-ups like yours) around the globe are facing new challenges with the COVID-19 outbreak. As we brace ourselves to navigate this uncharted territory and ensure the health and safety of our families, employees and communities, we also want to remain mindful of […]

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Supporting Social Enterprises in Ghana by partnering with Ghana Innovation Hub

To develop innovative businesses in any country, it is imperative that start-ups get access to quality support services and access to finance within the ecosystem to be able to journey from ‘incipience to scale to impact’. Be it a physical working space that facilitates a conducive environment for learning and ideas to be nurtured, offering […]

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