(Hong Kong, 9 November 2020) NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (“NetDragon” or “the Company”, Hong Kong Stock Code: 777), a global leader in building internet communities, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Edmodo has been selected by the Ministry of Education in Ghana as the exclusive online learning platform for the country’s K-12 education system.
Edmodo, a leading global online learning community, is expected to tap into more than 30,000 public and private schools in Ghana, reaching 9.3 million students and 450,000 teachers under the cooperation. This marks another milestone for NetDragon in making its education technology solutions available in countries along the Belt and Road, and once again demonstrates its commitment to promoting education equality across the globe.
Edmodo Selected as Exclusive Online Learning Platform in Ghana
As an all-in-one solution for distance and blended learning, Edmodo empowers students and teachers with its assorted tools including live classes, backend analytic reports, educational games and classroom collaboration. Ghana’s Ministry of Education selected Edmodo based on its reputation, the success of its innovative global online learning platform, its user-friendliness and its willingness to collaborate and develop a platform that caters for the unique needs of Ghanaian students and teachers. The recognition by Ghana’s Ministry of Education serves as a validation to Edmodo’s exceptional quality in facilitating learning.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (HON), Minister for Education of Ghana, advocates the use of onlinelearning platform Edmodo in a televised speech.
During the launch event of the partnership, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh (HON), Minister for Education of Ghana said that Edmodo was launched as an online portal to serve different school levels, where teachers, students and parents can all meet with each other at a click of a button. He said he hopes Edmodo will play an essential role in the transformation of the country’s education, and will close the gap between the haves and have-nots as it is available to all students.
Dr. Simon Leung, Vice Chairman of NetDragon, commented that the company has been cooperating with Ghana for some time. Back in 2019, the two parties had several close exchanges and signed a memorandum of cooperation on digitalized education. This partnership is the fruition of the exchanges between the two sides earlier. NetDragon is an internet company focused on technology and is dedicated to promoting digitalized education globally. Over the years, it has brought high-quality education technology solutions to countries along the Belt and Road and introduced to them abundant teaching resources according to their needs, in a bid to promote global education equality.
In recent years, NetDragon has been active in expanding its education business to overseas markets under the Belt and Road Initiative and has been well received by a growing number of African countries, which present huge demand for quality education resources. The partnership with Ghana comes after Edmodo was chosen by Egypt’s Ministry of Education as the designated online learning platform for its K-12 education system earlier this year following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Going forward, the company is anticipated to see more of such large-scale roll-outs in other African countries.
NetDragon will continue to capitalize on the opportunity to deepen its presence in Africa and promote digitalized education globally by leveraging its product and technology edge. The company will join hands with its partners to bring high-quality education to the world.
About NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited
NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (HKSE: 0777) is a global leader in building internet communities with a long track record of developing and scaling multiple internet and mobile platforms that impact hundreds of millions of users, including previous establishments of China’s first online gaming portal, 17173.com, and China’s most influential smartphone app store platform, 91 Wireless. NetDragon was included in the Hang Seng TECH Index on 27 July 2020.
Established in 1999, NetDragon is one of the most reputable and well-known online game developers in China with a history of successful game titles including Eudemons Online, Heroes Evolved and Conquer Online. In recent years, NetDragon has also started to scale its online education business on the back of management’s vision to create the largest global online learning community, and to bring the “classroom of the future” to every school around the world.
Founded in 2008 and currently a subsidiary of NetDragon, Edmodo supports more than 125 million members worldwide for accessible learning from any location, at any time. Edmodo is a UNESCO recommended global education network and learning platform that connects teachers to the people and resources needed to reach their full potential.
Edmodo’s classroom tools provide a secure space for teachers, students, and parents to communicate and collaborate. Edmodo’s innovative remote learning offering supports continuity of learning in events of prolonged school closures or student absence.
The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Visit Edmodo at https://www.edmodo.com/ to join or for access to additional learning resources.
For investor enquiries, please contact:
NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited
Ms. Maggie Zhou
Senior Director of Investor Relations
Tel.: +852 2850 7266 / +86 591 8390 2825