October Newsletter

Rahama Obadak
Marketing & Comms, Flexisaf

One popular reason why the quality of education is suggested to be higher in private institutions is that due to the high fees (compared to public universities), the number of students are often much less than in public universities. Consequently, they are able to have fewer students per class and all facilities in general are able to go round more evenly.Computer programming is becoming an essential skill, as software and digital technology continues to take over most aspects of our daily life. IT skills are now in high demand, with most major tech companies paying employees over $120,000. Parents and schools are now focusing on teaching kids coding from very young ages. These days, even a 10 year old could build an app worth millions.But one question keeps recurring in educational circles: Should all kids learn to code?69% of 97 people believe that all kids should be taught programming. That says a lot about the demand for this skill today……he Startup Istanbul experience began when I reluctantly applied for the event after seeing an advert on Facebook. A few weeks later I got an invite for an online interview and FlexiSAF was accepted among the top 100 startups out of over 22,000 applications globally. For FlexiSAF, I think our traction fairly makes it easy for us to get noticed.What attracted me most about Startup Istanbul is their outstanding past records where they truly are a global event with Silicon Valley associations including Draper Associates, Y-Combinator, Amazon Web Services, 500 Startups, etc. The opportunity was obvious but the excitement didn’t really begin until the mentorship sessions started….Busy parents always want to be involved in their child’s learning but don't always have the time, the conventional SAFSMS parent app has made it readily available and easily accessible for parents anywhere and everywhere just by simply logging on to the parent portal. The SAFSMS parent app is very easy to use such that the parents only need to acquire their login details from the school and they are good to monitor their child’s school activities using their preferred device.SAFSMS Parent app is set to be launched this November onwww.safsms.comVoting was just closed for Nigeria Technology Awards and we hope to win as Flexisaf was nominated for School Management Portal of the Year Award and SAFSMS for SchoolManagement Software of the year Award. Winners are to be announced on the 25th of November , 2017 so stay tuned. Our flexiSAF Blog is nominated for the Tech and Gadget Blog Awards. CouponCode.ng has set up the competition and we've been nominated along with other tech blogs such as techcabal, techtrendsng etc. Voting is still on till 17th of November, 2017 so please VOTE! For us here https://couponcode.ng/awards/tech-gadget-blog-awards-2017/