Skyned Consults Corporation

Shaping the Face of Studying Abroad in Africa Through Technology: The Journey in three years

March 11, 2024
3 min read

Established in 2020 with a noble vision of simplifying the process of studying abroad for African students, Skyned Consults Corporation has not only weathered the challenges of the study abroad market but has also emerged as a transformative force, reshaping access to quality global education for African students.

As the company marked its third anniversary in November 2023, the Skyned team celebrated a significant milestone with a commemorative ceremony held in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The event drew the presence of distinguished individuals from the Ontario Province, including notable figures such as Ayo Owodunni, Kitchener city councillor; Kingsley Madu, CEO of Expedier; and Tomisin Salam, CEO of Fiatmatch Fintech. The Liftoff by Yspace Team and representatives from esteemed educational institutions such as Fleming College Toronto, Niagara Falls University, and Wilfrid Laurier University also graced the occasion.

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A crowning achievement for Skyned Consults Corporation is the remarkable growth of its product platform, Unicollegelink. With a user base that now exceeds 22,000 individuals, Unicollegelink has become a go-to resource for students seeking guidance and support in their pursuit of international education. The platform's success is not only a reflection of Skyned's dedication to providing valuable services but also a testament to the growing demand for streamlined and accessible study abroad solutions. Also, Skyned  signed more than 40 new contracts and rose above 80 school partners as a company record.

How Technology is Shaping This Journey 

The transformative impact of technology on the journey of studying abroad is vividly manifested in Skyned's innovative tech solution, Unicollegelink. Unicollegelink was intricately designed to untangle complex processes, weaken the influence of gatekeepers, combat fraudulent agents, and facilitate a seamless transition for applicants.

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Powered by cutting-edge AI technology, Unicollegelink empowers students to navigate the overwhelming landscape of educational opportunities. Prospective students can now assess their eligibility for specific schools and programs before initiating the application process. The platform also facilitates direct access to expert counsellors, providing invaluable guidance and support. Moreover, applicants can track the progress of their applications in real-time, fostering a sense of transparency and control over their educational journey.

Skyned's tech solution goes beyond serving individual users; it extends its benefits to small businesses, particularly agents and partners. The platform not only enlists agents but also provides comprehensive training, enhancing their proficiency in utilizing the technology to maximize financial gains. In a notable achievement, the year 2023 witnessed the recruitment of 502 new partners, highlighting the widespread impact of Skyned's innovative approach.

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Looking ahead to 2024, Skyned is poised for continued success. The overarching goal remains steadfast—to deliver high-quality services to prospective international students. A key component of Skyned's strategic plans for the coming year is the launch of its new fintech platform, Pay by UCL. This groundbreaking platform is set to revolutionize the payment process for users, offering a seamless and secure tuition payment gateway. Pay by UCL is specifically designed to address the constraints of international tuition payment.

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As Skyned ventures into the future, its dedication to leveraging technology for the betterment of its study abroad experience is evident. By constantly innovating and expanding its technological solutions, Skyned is playing a pivotal role in bridging the gap between Africa's aspiring scholars and global education, fostering a more accessible and streamlined educational journey.

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