Jane Imrie

London education firm acquires digital tutoring platform to propel global expansion

A London-based education specialist has expanded its global reach with its latest acquisition.

Inspired Education, a global group of premium schools educating over 50,000 students across five continents, has acquired private tutoring edtech Ostaz - previously known as Synkers.

Founded in Lebanon in 2017 as Synkers, the app connects students with private tutors to help them complete their learning goals, while supporting them throughout their academic journey starting from school to official exams (IGCSE, American, IB, A levels, SAT, IELTS and more) to college admission.

Nadim Nsouli, founder and CEO Of Inspired Group, commented: “Ostaz has already proved its popularity in the Middle East and North Africa and now, as the world wants more flexible and trusted learning, is a great time for the platform to expand further into new markets.

“This acquisition also complements Inspired’s other portfolio businesses seeking to transform our education system, including King’s College Online which recently launched in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“Overall, we believe that Inspired’s global network of schools and teachers will enable Ostaz to achieve its next global level of growth.”

Audrey Nakad, co-founder and CEO of Ostaz, added: “We are excited that Inspired has taken this decision to invest in the future of Ostaz.

“We believe that our partnership will enable Ostaz to grow its presence across the globe, bringing high-quality and personalised online and offline private tutoring to students from New York to Riyadh.

“If anything, the Covid-19 pandemic has catalysed the need for services like Ostaz and we see a burgeoning market and great demand for our offer.”

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