OXFORD, UK – July 3, 2020 – Faria Education Group Limited, an international education systems and services provider, through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in UK education technology company, Pamoja Education Ltd., and exam revision and summer course provider, Oxford Study Courses Ltd. (“OSC”).
Faria welcomes Pamoja and OSC to accelerate Online Learning and Revision Services development. Both Pamoja and OSC service offerings will be deeply integrated into Faria’s flagship service, ManageBac, which is the trusted choice of over 4 in 5 IB Diploma students across 3,000 IB World schools in 130 countries.
Pamoja as the sole provider of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme courses online since 2009, and building on the 30 year legacy of Oxford Study Courses in supporting generations of IB Diploma students through their academic and personal development, will together provide the keystone for Faria’s next phase of development by combining ManageBac with Pamoja’s and OSC’s comprehensive suite of education services for schools, students and parents.
For the community of IB World Schools and existing Pamoja customers, Faria expects to swiftly deliver immediate benefits that will broadly support all IB World schools through the COVID-19 crisis with advanced Remote Learning solutions, namely:
- The new Pamoja Lesson Suite, bringing the best of Pamoja’s online IB Diploma courses directly into ManageBac, providing teachers with a range of tailor-made resources to use in their classroom.
- Streamlined One-click Registration & Exams Management for Pamoja Online Courses.
- Expanded 24/7 telephone and email support for the Global School Services team.
- Affordable Global Online Student bundles providing schools with immediate savings.
Through Pamoja’s online learning expertise and Oxford Study Courses’ network of over 200 experienced IB teachers and staff, Faria further reinforces its team’s dedication to supporting schools, students and parents on every step of their IB journey.
Theodore King, Co-Founder and CEO of Faria Education Group, said:
“Three streams converge into one river – we are delighted that after ten years of working alongside each other, we can now unify the core systems & services for IB Diploma students. We are honored to carry forward OSC’s 30-year legacy and to enhance access through Pamoja’s Online Course and Lesson Suite offerings.
This confluence will support the next phase of Faria’s development and evolution. We welcome the Pamoja and OSC teams to Faria and look forward to delivering rapid innovation to the IB community together.”
John Ingram, CEO of Oxford Study Courses and Pamoja Education, said:
“We are honoured to be joining Faria Education Group, who has a tremendous reputation in the field of global education.
Faria recognises investing in education has never been more important than it is now as we face a new normal following unprecedented change to global education. Strong education providers with real vision and innovative products and approaches will be central to deliver what the next generation needs, inside and outside the classroom.
By working with Faria, we will be able to provide students with the tools and flexibility to pursue their passions no matter what subject they want to study.”
About Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group was founded in 2006 to transition schools from paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. Today, Faria powers over 10,000 schools & districts and 3 million students with a suite of 5 services: ManageBac is Faria’s flagship product and the leading curriculum planning, assessment and reporting platform for IB World Schools serving the full IB continuum. AtlasNext is a curriculum-first learning platform for independent and international schools worldwide. OpenApply is an online admissions management platform supporting the applicant journey from enquiry to enrolment. SchoolsBuddy is an innovative web and mobile solution for extra-curricular management and online payments. Curriculum Trak provides an integrated platform offering curriculum management for faith-based schools. Together with our integration partners, world-class support, and PD offerings, Faria offers schools a full range of services to meet all of their needs. Faria’s multi-disciplinary team of more than 150 operates globally across nine offices.
About Pamoja Education
Pamoja Education is an education technology company based in Oxford, UK. It provides schools across the globe with flexible online learning solutions, from structured content to courses fully taught by its own teachers. Pamoja supports schools in the successful delivery of their secondary education programmes including the IB Diploma and Career-related Programme, and most recently, Cambridge IGCSE and International AS/A Level programmes.
About Oxford Study Courses
Oxford Study Courses delivers short academic programmes and exam revision courses around the world. Established in 1990, it supports students in International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes, working with experienced teachers renowned within the IB community. Oxford Study Courses is a member of the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education as a Short Course Provider of UK courses.