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Facebook Briefly Rolls Out The Sabee App for Nigerian Learners

Tech World

June 30, 2021, 2:36 p.m.

Facebook’s R&D team has briefly rolled out an educational mobile app that is targeted at Nigerians as part of its larger strategy to serve the African continent, starting with Nigeria.

Called the Sabee app which means to know in Nigerian pidgin, the education-focused app aims to make educational opportunities accessible by connecting learners and educators in online communities.

The Sabee app is currently in early alpha testing with fewer than 100 testers who are under non-disclosure agreements with Facebook according to a report from TechCrunch.

It is not available for anyone else beyond that group at present, but the company hopes to scale Sabee to the next stage before the end of the year.

“There are 50 million learners, but only 2 million educators in Nigeria. With this small, early test, we’re hoping to understand how we can help educators build communities that make education available to everyone. We look forward to learning with our early testers, and deciding what to do from there,” says Facebook’s Product Lead, Emeka Okafor.

The company also wants to explore how to better serve groups that are often left behind by technology. On this front, Sabee is working to create an experience that works with low connectivity, like 2G.

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