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PowerSchool Partners with OneConnect to Expand Customer Base in Africa

PowerSchool, a leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, has announced its first channel partner in Africa, OneConnect. OneConnect, an innovative provider of turnkey technology services and solutions in South Africa and throughout the African continent, will help grow PowerSchool’s customer base in South Africa and across the region. The partnership is expected to help the company serve more than 500,000 students across the continent in the next year.

The PowerPartner Program leverages PowerSchool’s regional channel partners to support localised marketing, sales, and customer deployment efforts. Through the OneConnect partnership, educators in South Africa and across the continent can access mission-critical tools, including products from PowerSchool Unified Classroom, PowerSchool Unified Talent, PowerSchool Unified Insights, and PowerSchool Unified Operations, to support even more educators, students, and families and help them realise the promise of personalised education.

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Hardeep Gulati, CEO of PowerSchool, said, “We are excited to announce our partnership with OneConnect. We’ve seen the innovative impact of OneConnect’s technology services and solutions and know they are the right partner to expand our support to the over 240 million students enrolled in Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.”

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

Rogers Sithole, Managing Director of OneConnect Education, said, “Education technology, like the solutions offered from PowerSchool, are key to democratising education through improving digital access, professional development, and personalised learning across the continent.”

PowerSchool supports over 50 million students globally and more than 15,000 customers, including more than 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment in the United States, and sells solutions in more than 90 countries. 

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