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MTN e-learn­ing sup­ports 500,000 users

- From Chris­tiana T. Alabi, La­gos Nigeria News · Online Courses · e-Learning · Education · MTN Group · Nigeria · Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology · Ministry of Human Resource Development

Four months af­ter the com­mence­ment of MTN free data of­fer for pri­mary and sec­ondary schools, over 500,000 stu­dents are util­is­ing the daily 500 megabytes data.

MTN Nige­ria had in June, 2020 com­menced a free data of­fer en­abling pri­mary and sec­ondary school stu­dents to ac­cess ed­u­ca­tional con­tent. The e-learn­ing sup­port has since then con­tin­ued with over 500,000 stu­dents now re­ceiv­ing free ac­cess to on­line learn­ing.

With the clo­sure of schools to mit­i­gate fur­ther spread of COVID-19, the in­ter­ven­tion was done in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Fed­eral Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, al­low­ing pri­mary and sec­ondary school stu­dent’s ac­cess to vir­tual lessons and exam prepa­ra­tion.

The Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer, MTN Nige­ria, Rahul De, said ed­u­ca­tion is vi­tal to the growth and de­vel­op­ment of any coun­try. “We are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing learn­ing and we are hum­bled at how well the of­fer has been re­ceived and hope stu­dents and par­ents will con­tinue to take ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity to learn and shine.

“We un­der­stand the chal­lenges ev­ery­one is go­ing through in this pe­riod and com­mit to help­ing wher­ever we can.”

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