The acquisition is one of the many big moves in the public education sector in the region.
Omani Society for Education Technology (OSET) has just acquired Dubai-based online Arabic course provider Nadrus.com for an undisclosed value.
Established in 2015, Nadrus aims to bridge the gap between traditional education and the market demand for skilled employees. The startup currently serves around 200,000 Arabic-language learners and over 150 educators in fields ranging from Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Photoshop to software and app development.
“We believe OSET will help Nadrus.com have the impact we have been delivering to Arab learners across the region and increase its footprint in terms of content, quality of learning, and userbase especially in the public sector where the society has a significant impact through policy-making and adoption,” said Ahmad AlShagra, cofounder of Nadrus.
“With Nadrus.com reach and advanced technology, we at OSET found an excellent opportunity to catapult the way we serve the Omani society and Arab world by acquiring Nadrus.com. We believe we’re combing the strength of two industry leaders in content and platform to deliver unprecedented value to Arab learners everywhere,” said Faisal AlBalushi, chairman of OSET.
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