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New Course Alert: Learn Digital Art: Become a Certified Design Professional.

If you want to travel fast, travel alone but if you wish to travel further, find a partner.

We have partnered up with Abinibi to bring you the Certified Design Professional course to ChatClass NG. The course is on sale as well which means you get to pay N30,000 instead of N50,000 standard rates for the course.

Course Modules include:

  • Introduction To Design
  • Document Format Decisions
  • Vectors And Bitmaps
  • Fonts And Typography
  • Image Creation/Photo editing
  • Colour Theory And Usage
  • Design Composition
  • Responding To/Interpreting Briefs.

and for the icing on the cake, you get a certificate at the end of the course. Well, what are you waiting for? Register here.

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: ChatClassNG

Instagram: @ChatClassNG

Linkedin: ChatClass NG

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Enjoy 50% discount on Social Media classes

Incase you missed it….you probably did. From today the 23rd of March till 30th April, 2017, we are giving a 50% discount off our social media classes. That means that instead of paying N50,ooo (USD 100) for the course, you get to pay N25,000 (USD 50)…..just like that.

The social media course is a 2month 7 module masterclass- (weekends only) on social media management to get you all the training and support you need to succeed:
1. Develop and execute social media strategies that deliver results.
2. Get a well-paid job as a social media manager
3. Make extra money as a freelance social media manager
4. Launch and grow a successful social media company.

Well, what are you waiting for? Register here.

Connect with us on social media:

Facebook: ChatClassNG

Instagram: @ChatClassNG

Linkedin: ChatClass NG

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We are hiring!

We should say that all those who we have had the privilege of working with us have gone on to do very amazing things from the experience and the relationship they have gleaned from us. Now, it’s your turn. We can’t wait to meet you!

  1. Project Manager

Role Description.

i. Report to the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures (and/or its associate companies/ business units) in the performance of your duties and work with the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures to develop and execute a compelling branding including and not limited to Graphic Designs for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries.

ii. Collaborate with other members of staff as well as business units within Extrafemi (Extrafemi, ChatClass NG, Page4, and WakaFIre) to ensure the overall business goals and objectives are met on an ongoing basis.

iii. Manage staff trainings and strategic partnerships regarding trainings and personal development.

iv. Manage framework for trainings and masterclass sessions as well as marketing.

v. Acquire, interview tutors for following market demand and tutor/trainer contracts and manage the day-to-day operations of ChatClass NG as well as trainings and masterclass sessions as directed.

vi. Draft, review and implement quality control for classes and certification processes.

2. Head, Branding and Communications.

Role Description.

i. Report to the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures (and/or its associate companies/ business units) in the performance of your duties and work with the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures to develop and execute a compelling branding including and not limited to Graphic Designs for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries.

ii. Collaborate with other members of staff as well as business units within Extrafemi (Extrafemi, ChatClass NG, Page4, and WakaFIre) to ensure the overall business goals and objectives are met on an ongoing basis.

iii. Oversee company and client branding projects and development from conceptualization, proposal and execution as well as manage client briefs as directed.

iv. Develop weekly and annually graphic content and directed that builds meaningful connections and organically grows the relevant communities with maximum engagement for all social media and/or digital assets belonging to Extrafemi and her subsidiaries as well as her esteemed clients.

3. Head; Content and Social.

Role Description.

i. Report to the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures (and/or its associate companies/ business units) in the performance of your duties and work with the CEO and any other appointed representative of Extrafemi Ventures to implement and execute any and all social media strategies delivered via the social media worksheet for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries.

ii. Collaborate with other members of staff as well as business units within Extrafemi (Extrafemi, ChatClass NG, Page4, and WakaFIre) to ensure the overall business goals and objectives are met on an ongoing basis.

iv. Create and Curate a minimum of 10 pieces of content every across ALL social media assets for Extrafemi and all her subsidiaries as well as her esteemed clients.

iv. Send weekly reports on (iv) above.

v. Handle/cover events streaming for Extrafemi as well as her esteemed clients as directed.

vi. Handle marketing as directed for Wakafire- (a project of Extrafemi) online store.

Think you got what it takes to work at Extrafemi? Apply here.

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How exactly does ChatClass NG work?

This article was originally written here.

We are attempting to disrupt the way we learn and acquire certifications albeit slowly. CC (as we will refer to it going forward) is built on the idea that certifications and degrees can be broken down into bits and pieces to be acquired based on Job roles, skill deficiencies and/or funding. A classic example is project management.

Project management contains about 30 modules which are usually lumped up and taught together in about 35 hours and currently costs USD 300 (approx N150,000 at USD 1= N500). Project management as a competency skill and as a certification is usually required by employers from prospective candidates seeking employment so yeah, its big deal.

However, the bigger question is how many prospective candidates (and entry-level employees) can actually afford N150,000 for an examination and/or certification? and to what degree does this improve their career prospects? This is the question CC hopes to provide answers to.

CC thinks that if these certifications are broken down into micro-certifications and/or micro-masters, three things would happen;

  1. The programs/ certifications will become affordable. So more graduates/ employees/ entrepreneurs can access them and have better career prospects. Employers will have better-skilled workers. As every business owner knows: great talent = money.
  2. Graduates/ employees/ entrepreneurs can take only courses that match their Job roles and/or skill deficiencies rather than being forced to take everything. Example; Why can I take supply chain in projects alone as a micro-certification within my role as a supply chain manager? Why do I have to take the entire project management course? This applies to all certifications.
  3. Because the programs/ certifications are now more affordable, and more graduates/ employees/ entrepreneurs have access, the market size of the issuing organization will increase exponentially.
  4. Leveraging on content providers and partners, CC hopes to provide internships for people who take courses on its platform with a chance of retention based on terms and conditions.

How does ChatClass NG intend to do this? There are 2 ways but we will discuss one here:

CC has created an e-commerce website: www.chatclass.ng to sell micro-certifications from content creators like Extrafemi, The Steve Harris Company, Enterprise Hill and The Abinibi Creative Academy. Content may either be pre-recorded, a live class online and/or at a specified location with certificates issued at the end of the program. There are many more partnerships in the works in the coming days. Currently on the site are

  1. Change your life in 30 days- Steve Harris.
  2. Social media masterclass- Extrafemi
  3. Certified Graphic Design Professional- Abinibi Creative Academy.

Want to get your course and/or certification on ChatClass NG? We are on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin.

 

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Pictures from the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum 2016!

The #TefForum2016 ended on a positive note on Saturday 29th October, 2016 and left in its wake, memories to last a lifetime. 1000 startups (including but not limited to ChatClass NG) will be receiving the seed capital of $5000 to launch/ grow their businesses. Perhaps the fun part of the event was the networking with entrepreneurs from across the 54 countries in Africa. See pictures from the event below;

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Countdown to the #TEFforum 2016!

In less than  8 days, all roads lead to the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum for the class of 2016. It is to round-off all online mentoring, assignments, assessments and launch us into a networking, business sessions and other amazing activities. Are you a #TEEP Class of 2016 reading this post or you know one? Leave a comment below. Lets connect!

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What inspired ChatClassNG?

The Journey so Far

On the 28th of April, 2013, I was in faraway katsina-ala, one of the 23 local governments in Benue State, North-central Nigeria. I was under-going a course online at HarvardX University on www.edx.org. While I enjoyed the subject matter on climate change, there were (as always) Nigerian factors to contend with; chief of which were power supply and expensive Internet. It should suffice to say that I dropped out of the course much later.

Around this same time, the then honorable minister of education; Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai disclosed a fact that kept me awake half the night. My mind denied the highly desired and much-needed rest my body carved. She said, “The entire space we have is 520,000. If one million (students) pass, what are we going to do with the rest 500,000 (students)”. According to the statistics released, about 1.6 million candidates sat for the examinations across 3127 centers in Nigeria and 6 additional centers outside Nigeria. You may read more here: http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/minister-allays-fears-as-jamb-holds-utme-nationwide/146154/

I have not come to bore you with statistics that can be easily obtained on Google. I have come to share with you something that cannot be found on Google; how a solution to the above dilemma was born.

After a long period of brainstorming and expensive long-distance phone calls, a solution was still not appearing to come forth two months later, so I gave up. One evening, I sat chatting on my Tecno N3, the then rave of the moment for low-budget spenders like myself. I remember asking my very good friend, Sarah Manthe to teach me Spanish. She wondered how I intended to learn Spanish using a chat application. I persuaded her to try and soon I could say “Buenos Dias”. A week later, an idea was born in my head; if I could learn Spanish using a chat application, so also could many other people and if I could succeed at teaching Spanish using chat, I could also succeed at teaching any other subjects provided the conditions were right.

Quickly, with excitement and Adrenaline pumping through my veins, I rushed to my residence and placed a call to Ifeoluwa Abayomi; one of the best french professionals I know. We drafted a plan and I put word out on twitter for a DEMO to test my Idea. Thanks to a single retweet from Alibaba-GCFR, The DEMO had 8 Volunteers, one of whom was from Uganda.

The DEMO had 89% success and ChatClass NG (formerly Fleuri Consults) was born.