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UBA takes financial inclusion campaign to secondary school, unveils ‘UBA Learn’

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Less than two months after introducing ‘Leo The Chat Banker’ mainly for adults, Africa’s global bank, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc., has unveiled another innovative banking product, called  ‘UBA Learn’ targeted at helping students achieve all round academic success.

The Product, an online Learning Platform for students powered by Roducate, was launched yesterday, May 17, 2018 with particular emphasis on helping students within the age range of 5-16years and 17-24 attain academic excellence, while ensuring that the parents and teachers keep track and monitor their ward’s educational developments and performance.

According to the financial institution, UBA Learn is accessible online, through a downloadable mobile app and USSD (*919*33#) and is open to both existing customers and non-customers.  Intending customers can have account numbers automatically generated once they enroll on the platform. The platform features academic curricula (e.g. WAEC), NECO, Continuous assessments and tests, financial education, learning/fun games, etc.

Explaining the reason for the scheme, Group Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka noted that “United Bank for Africa is a technology-driven company with enormous capability in business. Because education is key to us and is a fundamental human right, we felt a need to extend our capability to education, by revolutionising access to education through technology”.

“That’s the main reason we are here today- to bring knowledge to the doorstep of everyone across Africa and other parts of the world, through this Unique innovation, called UBA learn”.

Continuing, the chief executive averred that “The app is a distinctive and well-tailored product loaded with all the needed learning tools and required subjects put together in a robust manner that is guaranteed to grow with the student early on to when he or she becomes a young adult”.

While stressing that “UBA Learn was carefully conceptualised to suit a niche focus of our customers who are mostly students; he added that “We are a bank that is particularly passionate about the growth and development of youths especially as it concerns their academic growth as is evidenced in the plethora of campaigns and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (CSR) targeted at helping them find their paths in life”.

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