Sapphital partners with MTN, SMEDAN for MSME Training

The MTN learning data plan has been built to work only on digital platforms such as partner organizations' websites and mobile apps.
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Introducing the MTN Learning Bundle for Small Businesses

The MTN learning data plan has been built to work only on digital platforms such as partner organizations' websites and mobile apps.
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In Collaboration with MTN and SME Digital Academy, To Offer Subscribers Data Access to MSMEs Courses

The MTN Learning Bundle is a NEW special offer of 2GB worth of data to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to enable access to Training Contents, Business Resources, and tools for capacity building and enhance their business operations. The Bundle is only available to learners on the SME Digital Academy and is open to all MTN Prepaid Subscribers. The Learning Bundle is powered by MTN in partnership with Sapphital Learning and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).

As a result of this MTN Learning Bundle, more jobs will be generated, resulting in more income for houses and families, and many more areas will enjoy an economic boom as a result of our efforts to educate, empower, and uplift our MSMEs on financial literacy.

Welcome to the MTN Access Data Portal on the SME Digital Academy!
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta
Executive Vice Chairman
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Olawale Fasanya

 Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)
Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda
Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)

Karl Olutokun Toriola

Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer
MTN Nigeria
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How to Register

To get started Learning on the SME Digital Academy is simple and exciting in 2 easy steps:  

Step 1 - Register

Every Nigerian is free to be registered in Financial Inclusion Courses and you will receive an email. Simply click to create a new password and you will automatically be enrolled in the NCC Bundle of Courses.  

Step 2 - Start Learning

Simply click on any course and start Learning immediately on any device, at any time and from any location. Very Simple. Each course has its own Certificate of Completion endorsed by CBN and GIZ. 



Your Courses

NCC is sponsoring the following courses for you. Each Course comes with a Certificate of Completion available upon completion. 
Courses included

Your Courses

All Courses have been sponsored by NCC. Simply click register and you will gain access to the courses. 

Digital Economy: Powering Nigerian MSMEs through Online Learning

NCC partners SMEDAN for MSME Training
The SME Digital Academy is the Online Learning Platform with a wide array of online courses for MSMEs in Nigeria and Africa to prepare for the future. The platform was launched in November 2020 to connect instructors and Subject Matter Experts with MSMEs and build an ecosystem where MSMEs can find the resources and knowledge they need to succeed. 

The SME Digital Academy also has a Mobile App, so you can Learn on-the-go, on any device, at any time, from any location. 

Sign in today and be part of the growing Digital Economy in Nigeria. 
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Your Certificate of Completion 

Each course comes with a Certificate of Completion in Your Name / Business Name signed and approved by the DG-SMEDAN. There is no limit to how many courses and certificates you can have and it is available as Digital Copy which you can also Print out at any time and add to your Business Documents when applying to local and international institutions for Jobs or Funding.  

Benefits of the Bundle

Once you activate the bundle, you enjoy the following benefits:
  • 2GB worth of Data. 
  • Validity for 7 days to complete your training.
  • Access to Online Training Videos and Contents for your Business Growth.
  • Your data for learning is covered by the bundle.
  • Federal Government approved Certificate of Completion signed by the Director-General,
    Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
  • Invitation and information on SME Digital Academy events, graduation and opportunities.
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How to activate the MTN Learning Bundle

  • Business owners can activate the learning bundle via USSD and SMS by dialing *460*200# or sending Learn to 131 respectively. The bundle subscription is available to all MTN prepaid subscribers.
  • Customers can also check their bundle balance on *460*4*3#, *131*4# and *556#.

Recommended Free Courses to get you Started

The following courses have been developed by the Central Bank of Nigeria in Collaboration with the Financial Literacy Working Group and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ). 
  1. Business finance
  2. Financial negotiations
  3. Borrowing and Loans
  4. Money and records
  5. Needs and wants
  6. Tax and Levies
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Maryam has a small business. She learns on the SME Digital Academy and she was among those celebrated during the Official Certificate Ceremony by the DG-SMEDAN. Watch her story.  

About the Strategic Partners

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About MTN

MTN Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest providers of communications services, connecting 68.5 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a strategic intent to drive leading digital solutions for Nigeria’s progress, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity, and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001.

 MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a leading emerging market operator, connecting more than 250 million subscribers in 19 countries in Africa and the Middle East. 
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The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has been referred to as the Agency that will catapult Nigeria's Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. With over 41mm MSMEs, launching the SME Digital Academy and other Digital initiatives in recent times is testimony to the drive of SMEDAN to use ICT and Digital Technologies to power the MSME Sector of Nigeria.

The Agency prides itself as a One-Stop-Shop for stimulating, monitoring, and coordinating the development of the MSMEs sub-sector in Nigeria and Africa.
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About Sapphital 

Sapphital's main goal is to revolutionize learning and education in Africa by utilizing technology, local media, and local languages. Sapphital is the education alternative for people to learn practical skills and information to increase their chances of success in their careers and businesses, generating wealth for their families, communities, and themselves.

Global organizations and governments are doing their utmost to address the learning crisis the globe is currently experiencing. Through content digitalization, eLearning content distribution utilizing its platform, and the creation of an ecosystem of players to address the difficulties of learning and education, Sapphital is handling the heavy lifting in Nigeria and throughout Africa.
The SME Digital Academy is developed and managed by Sapphital Learning Ltd, the Digital Learning Company powering Online Academies in Nigeria and Africa. Our projects include the  Nigerian Export Academy (NEXA), the SME Digital Academy, the Progressive Women Academy, the Lorewa Academy and more.  

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

 How do I activate my MTN Learning Bundle

Simple. via USSD by dialing *460*200# or via SMS by sending Learn to 131

How much Data do I receive under this bundle?

 You get 2GB of Data

 How long will the Data last?

Each time you activate the data, it will last for 7 days for you to watch as many video lessons as you can. 

Can I use this data for other websites? 

No. This is a special Learning Bundle for taking online classes on the SME Digital Academy ( 

How many courses can I take?

You can take access to all the Courses on the Platform. Remember, the 2GB will be going down as you are learning. 

Are the Courses Free? 

With this Bundle, you have access to up to 20 Free courses on the SME Digital Academy. 

Who brought this package to us? 

This new Learning Bundle is brought to you by MTN, SMEDAN and Sapphital Learning.

Are the courses relevant and approved?

Yes. All courses are approved and endorsed by the DG-SMEDAN, the number one agency for SMEs in Nigeria.

Who developed the Courses?

All our courses are developed by experienced instructors and experts.

What do I do with my Certificates?

Keep them safely as part of your educational qualifications. Show them anytime you apply for any opportunity, grant, loan or special offers.
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Phone: Funso Aina on +234 (0) 803 200 4168

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