Free access for university e-learning platforms
LUSAKA – Leading telecommunications company, MTN Zambia has partnered with the University of Zambia, Copperbelt University and Mulungushi University to provide free access to online learning platforms for students during the Covid-19 pandemic period to help students adapt to learning from home.
MTN Zambia has made access to the online learning platforms FREE for the three universities to ensure that students can keep up to date with their studies during this period of COVID-19 without worrying about data costs or extra charges.
MTN Zambia Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Bart Hofker said, “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and affect our lives, we will continue to offer timely support to our customers who are adapting to home schooling during the period when learning institutions are closed. Recently, we launched the E- Tutor App which enables young learners to conveniently access online lessons and past examination papers as they prepare for their examinations.”
MTN Zambia Chief Marketing Officer, Mr. Seun Soladoye added that, “We are building on the success of the E-Tutor App by partnering with some of the top universities in Zambia by offering free access to e-learning platforms for UNZA, CBU and Mulungushi University. We are hopeful that this contribution we are making will help to improve the access to quality education in Zambia and avoid students and institutions from losing out on valuable time while institutions are closed due to the COVID Pandemic. By accessing these e-learning platforms for free, our Zambian students will be able to catch up on their school work without worrying about data costs and be on their way to a brighter future. We are working on adding on more universities. ”
As a result of this partnership, students from the University of Zambia, Copperbelt University and Mulungushi University will access their E-learning Platforms for free as long as they are using an active MTN SIM Card. The initiative means that university students from the three learning institutions will not incur any cost for accessing their university’s E-learning Platform. All the student needs is to have an internet enabled device and an MTN SIM Card and they can access all the resources from their E-learning Platforms for free.