Genius Group acquires E-Squared Education Enterprises to further its global vision of educating entrepreneurs

SINGAPORE, May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Genius Group GNSa global leader in Edtech and entrepreneur education, has acquired E-Squared Education Enterprises, a South Africa-based primary and secondary school and vocational college focused on entrepreneurs.

Genius Group has attracted more than 2.7 million students in 200 countries, ranging from primary and secondary school students to startup founders and experienced entrepreneurs. The Group’s mission is to shake up the current educational model by building a 21st century curriculum, faculty, campus and Edtech platform to deliver entrepreneur curriculum and education globally. The acquisition of E-Squared Education Enterprises will further enhance E-Squared’s offering and bring trusted campuses and a range of programs to their portfolio.

E-Squared is located in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. It offers primary, secondary and higher education to children and young adults at its three institutes: Ed-U College (Port Elizabeth), Ed-U Options Academy (Ed-U Academy) and Ed-U City Campus (Ed-U Varsity ) . These institutions share the same goal: to produce motivated individuals who are ready to tackle the next phase of their lives, whether in education, in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur. Vocational training is also available through online programs, and E-Squared has two foundations under its umbrella that are set up to further help the community.

Roger James Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Genius Group says:“E-Squared Education Enterprises is a valuable addition to our entrepreneurial education offering. Africa has seen a dramatic increase in the number of entrepreneurs over the past decade, and educating future generations to be resourceful and entrepreneurial has never been more important.”

Lili Niemann, CEO of E-Squared, established the company in 1994. E-Squared has educated over 38,000 students and the company is helping address the problem of job shortages and unemployment facing Africa of the South is facing. Its programs are developed specifically around hands-on teaching and learning, giving students the opportunity to gain experience and build expertise in the working environment.

Lili Niemann, who will remain CEO of E-Squared Education Enterprises, says: “I am thrilled to be part of Genius Group, as our goals and vision for the future of education are perfectly aligned. I look forward to the next chapter in our story. digital learning in the making, we are excited to be able to expand our reach and enroll more students, helping South Africa’s young generation reach their potential and become the future leaders this country needs.”

Genius Group also owns the GeniusU Edtech platform, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts and the Genius School concept. Genius School is a global education movement co-founded by Roger James Hamilton and Angela Stead.

This is one of many acquisitions Genius Group has made as it expands its entrepreneur education programs and community globally.

About Genius Group
Genius Group is a global leader in information technology and education, whose mission is to disrupt the current model of education with a lifelong learning program centered on the that prepares students for the leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. The group has more than 2.8 million students in 200 countries, aged 0 to 100. The group consists of four pre-IPO companies (the “Pre-IPO Group”), and will include four companies to be acquired at or shortly after the closing of the Company’s IPO (the ” IPO acquisitions”). The acquisitions of two of these four IPO acquisitions, Education Angels and Property Investors Network, have already been completed prior to the closing of this acquisition of E-Squared Education Enterprises.

Our pre-IPO group’s entrepreneur training system was delivered virtually and in-person, in multiple languages, locally and globally, primarily through the company’s custom-built, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered GeniusU Edtech platform. pre-IPO group for adults looking to develop their entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

The pre-IPO group includes Genius Group, GeniusU, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts. This group of entrepreneur education companies has grown both organically and through acquisitions, with a focus on adding value to every business through GeniusU, which is in the process of being development to provide personal AI-powered recommendations and guidance to every student. The pre-IPO group is now expanding its educational system to age groups beyond its current adult audience, to children and young adults. The four IPO acquisitions will be the first steps towards this expansion. They include: Education Angels, which offers early learning in New Zealand for children aged 0-5; E-Square, which provides primary and secondary education in South Africa; Antelope Valley University, which grants professional certifications and college degrees in California, USA; and Property Investors Network, which offers courses and events on property investment in England.

Genius Group’s current plan is to combine the education programs of the IPO acquisitions with its current education programs and its Edtech platform under a lifelong learning system, and it has selected these acquisitions because they already share aspects of the Genius program and its focus on the entrepreneur. education.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements”, including with respect to the closing of the remaining IPO acquisition. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, including those set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC website, www.sec.gov. The Company assumes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

About E-Squared Education Companies
E-Squared Education Enterprises is based in South Africa and consists of primary, secondary and higher education institutions: Ed-U College (Port Elizabeth), Ed-U Options Academy (Ed-U Academy) and Ed-U CityCampus. With a strong emphasis on education and entrepreneurship, E-Squared Education Enterprises aims to develop learners and students in a way that encourages self-motivation, which will enable them to achieve a bright future as as entrepreneurs and managers. E-squared Education Enterprises has one goal: to develop motivated individuals who are ready to compete in a global business or corporate environment or to become successful entrepreneurs.
The Web: http://e-square.co.za/

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