EdTech Kibo School Announces Shut Down Of Its Operations

Kibo had previously raised $2 million in a seed round in 2022

By Joseph-Albert Kuuire 1 Min Read

Kibo, an online school that offers several STEM degree programs targeted at students in Africa, has announced that it will be shutting down and effectively ending its degree program in computer science.


The online school which sought to build a world-class computer science degree, with global faculty, stated that it struggled to financially sustain its operations.

In the absence of scalable student financing, they could no longer sustain their work and will cease operations.

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In 2022, the platform raised $2 million in a seed round led by VC firm Neo.

By The Numbers

  • Established in 2021, the online school enrolled 140 students in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya in an online, accredited Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
  • The school also taught 2500+ students in 32 African countries.
  • Degree students delivered introduction programming classes to 500+ students in 15 secondary schools

What Happens Next

The school will release a series of short podcast series of deep-dives, learnings, and reflections on their journey – both the successes and the failures.

The podcast series will also cover topics from instructional design, to student support model, and student financing.

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Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator, editor, and journalist at Tech Labari. Email: joseph@techlabari.com Twitter: @jakuuire
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