Flutterwave launches ‘Tuition’ to help African students abroad pay school fees in local currency

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Africa’s leading payments technology company, Flutterwave, has launched Tuition, a new payment product, to allow African users to conveniently pay fees to educational institutions within Africa and overseas using their local currencies.

The educational institutions available on Tuition include high schools, universities, colleges and some global edutech platforms.

Tuition is designed to solve the challenges in paying school fees for students studying abroad and at home and aims to ensure payments ease when making the transactions. The new service enables students, parents, guardians and sponsors to pay school fees to over 40 institutions in the UK, with plans to add more institutions in more countries in Africa and beyond.

It has been reported that African payments to overseas schools have been hindered by a myriad of challenges. From the high cost of transactions, limited access to banking services, lack of transparency, security concerns, and currency exchange rates, Africans have faced difficulties in ensuring that their funds are disbursed within the shortest time possible to overseas financial institutions.

The new product will leverage Flutterwave’s world-class payments technology solution to make school fee payments more convenient, secure, and reliable.

Flutterwave CEO, Olugbenga Agboola, said: “We are excited to launch Tuition to support the dreams of African students across all levels who want to study anywhere without worrying about how to meet the deadline for their school fees payment. With Tuition, we are providing a safer, reliable, and affordable means for African students to pursue their dreams and seamlessly get financial support from parents, guardians, and sponsors.”

Speaking on the launch, Product Manager Tuition by Flutterwave, Stella Elele, said: “We are always looking for new ways to make payment challenges in Africa hassle-free, and we are confident that Tuition will be a game changer for parents who want to support their children’s education. We are excited to offer this solution to parents in Nigeria, with plans to eventually roll out the service to other African countries. We want to provide the best possible service and support for our customers.”

The product is currently available in Nigeria for UK school fee payments and will soon be rolled out to other African countries in the coming months. Flutterwave also plans to add more schools in Africa, the UK, US, Canada, France and Germany as it grows access to the product.

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