Edtech PowerSchool is partnering with South Africa’s OneConnect as part of its expansion strategy

PowerSchool, a company that offers cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, has partnered with OneConnect. A South African based technology services and solutions provider to expand its customer base in South Africa and across the region.

The partnership aims to help the company serve more than 500,000 students across the continent in the next year.

PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati said: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with OneConnect. We have seen the innovative impact of OneConnect’s technology services and solutions and know they are the right partner to expand our support to more than 240 million students enrolled in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.”

The PowerPartner program leverages PowerSchool’s regional channel partners to support localized marketing, sales and customer deployment efforts.

The partnership will enable educators in South Africa and across the continent to access mission-critical tools, including PowerSchool Unified Classroom, PowerSchool Unified Talent, PowerSchool Unified Insights and PowerSchool Unified Operations products, to support more teachers, students and families and help : they recognize the promise of personalized education.

The OneConnect partnership comes on the heels of the company’s recent announcement that it plans to open its first Middle East and Africa (MEA) office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in spring 2023. PowerSchool channel partners serve customers in India, the Philippines and Uruguay. with plans to rapidly expand the program this year.

Rogers Sithole, CEO of OneConnect Education, said: “Educational technology, like the solutions offered by PowerSchool, are central to the democratization of education, improving digital access, professional development and personalized learning across the continent.”

PowerSchool supports more than 50 million students worldwide and more than 15,000 customers, including more than 90 of the top 100 districts in the US, and sells solutions in more than 90 countries.

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