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

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

The partnership is aimed at helping the company serve more than 500,000 students across the continent in the next year.

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 PowerPartner Program uses PowerSchool’s regional channel partners to support localised marketing, sales, and customer deployment efforts.

The  partnership will allow educators in South Africa and across the continent 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.

The OneConnect partnership comes after 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. 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.