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Alef Education, the leading edtech firm based in UAE, has signed a deal with iCademy Middle East for access to AI-powered distance learning platform.

Beginning this month, more than 250 students from Grades 5 to 11 of the UAE’s only online K-12 school will have access to the Alef Platform that will provide individualised learning modules and assessments in Arabic and Religion.

“iCademy Middle East is a great example of a purely online mode of education that has proved effective in successfully educating hundreds of students. Their accreditations with KHDA and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges attest to the quality of education they provide, and we are happy that they decided to use the Alef Platform initially for a single subject, with plans to include other subjects in the future,” said Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO, Alef Education.

Alphonso says there is now an increasing realization among teachers and education professionals as well as parents that distance and online learning will play a significant role in educating our youth for generations to come.

“Distance learning has already proven its worth and effectiveness, no question about that. As various stakeholders in the education system gain more confidence in using online platforms, and as digital learning experiences continue to improve, I believe it will continue to grow as a viable mode of student learning in the future. We are delighted to be working with Alef Education, to help us offer a transformative learning experience for our students in the subjects of Arabic Language and Islamic Studies,” said Cody Claver, General Manager, iCademy Middle East, which implements a curriculum that is aligned with Ohio and the US Common Core State Standards.

In addition to state-owned and operated schools in the UAE, Alef Education is now growing in popularity with private schools not just in the UAE, but also in the USA and Canada. More are expected to sign with the edtech firm as it rolls out its global expansion plans in the second half of 2021.

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