Founded in Dec 2018 by Md. Nazmul Haque Sarkar, Eduhive is a Dhaka-based ed-tech platform that aims to make online education available to everyone in the country.
A product of TechHive Ltd, the ed-tech platform has seen significant growth within just two years of its inception. Apart from producing its content, the platform has also partnered with other educational institutions such as S@aifur’s, Tesol Bangladesh, Omeca Academic & Admission Coaching Centre, etc, to provide quality education across the country through their platform.
Throughout the past few years, there has been a surge of online education platforms in Bangladesh. Right now some of the popular platforms in the ed-tech niche are 10 Minutes School, Bohubrihi, Thrive EdTech, Shikho, Durbin Academy, etc. One of the reasons behind the increasing number of online education platforms is the growing rate of internet penetration resulting in more people joining the online education platforms as an alternative to offline education.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many offline education platforms to shift to online driving up the overall adoption of online education in the country. . Moreover, the shutdown of educational institutions due to the pandemic has also aided the demand for online education.
Online education has several limitations such as lack of interactive learning sessions, communication, etc. Despite these limitations, a growing number of people are adopting online education for reasons like:
From the current situation, it can be predicted that the ed-tech market will continue to grow in Bangladesh beyond the pandemic. The key challenge for the ed-tech platforms is and will be to expand beyond the urban centers and develop a value proposition that resonates with a larger customer segment.