8B Education Investments has signed up more than 54,000 Ugandan students onto its Ladder platform, comprising both university and high school A Level students. The student signups in Uganda are part of a wider campaign to reach and sign up as many African students on the 8B platform as possible, with similar efforts in Kenya and Ghana.
8B recruited 50 ambassadors in four partner universities in Uganda: Makerere University, Ndejje University, Kyambogo University, and Nkumba University. Led by Jenna Nambi, 8B’s Uganda Country Manager, the ambassadors have been key in creating awareness about 8B Education Investments among Ugandan students and encouraging them to sign up.
8B has created a one-of-a-kind platform that provides African students with access to financial, admission, mentorship, and career support to succeed in global universities.
“Majority of the students we’ve signed up in Uganda are interested in mentorship and scholarship information,” said Jenna Nambi, 8B’s Uganda Country Manager.
She noted that Ugandan students are still wary of student loans. “The main task I see for my team is fighting the stigma against student loans. Loan management is a topic mainly ignored in my country, yet it’s a necessary investment for the Uganda we hope to build for our children and future generations. I’m excited to be part of this and can’t wait to see Ugandans and Africans at large make a global impact.” she expounded.
The student signup efforts in Uganda are part of a wider campaign to bring as many African students to the 8B platform as possible. Since the beginning of October, similar signup efforts have been taking place in Kenya and Ghana. One of 8B’s goals was to have over 100,000 African students on the platform by the end of December. Currently, the platform has more than 125,000 members.