Ed-tech firm WhiteHat Jr to hire 20,000 teachers

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In a major development, Ed-tech startup WhiteHat Jr said it is ramping up its women-only teacher base in India, adding about 220 teachers a day and plans to have about 20,000 educators on its platform by year end.

The company, which was recently acquired by Byju’s, has over 7,000 teachers on its platform at present.

The ongoing ramp-up is to match the growing base of students across multiple countries including India, the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, a statement said.

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WhiteHat Jr founder and CEO Karan Bajaj said, “Digital education and innovation in teaching methodology has brought back the golden age of teaching in the current times of COVID-19. Parents have also warmed up to the idea of online learning and are fully supportive of the new norms of teaching.”

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He added that teachers form the backbone of the company’s product and are the driving force behind its vision to make kids the creators of technology, rather than just consumers.

To make the product multilingual and cater to different audiences, WhiteHat Jr maps teachers and students based on the languages they speak, enabling them to switch between languages and making the learning experience more flexible and better suited to the kids’ requirements.

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