Vodacom extends zero-rated education access to participating universities
As pioneers of remote learning in South Africa, Vodacom is in the process of extending its e-learning programme to participating universities across the country. Discussions are currently underway with universities in order to fast-track the implementation of this initiative. This will enable universities to provide free access to their academic content to all Vodacom student subscribers until the end of this academic year.
At Vodacom we have long believed in the centrality of digital platforms in transforming how education is delivered in the African continent hence our accelerated investments in digital content delivery platforms. This initiative is a demonstration of Vodacom’s core belief that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and mobile technology can be utilised to improve and advance learning, address skills development and help in finding employment. The Vodacom e-school portal, launched in January 2015, NXT LVL Careers (launched in June this year) and now the zero rated educational content for participating universities are prime examples of how Vodacom is contributing to society. Already there are 176 980 learners registered on the e-school portal.
Chief Officer: Vodacom Corporate Affairs, Takalani Netshitenzhe says: “Vodacom is committed to ensuring that learners throughout the country have access to some of the basic tools to help enhance their learning experience. This current initiative with universities serves to further demonstrate that Vodacom is committed to the digitisation of education through its e-learning programmes. ”
Other Vodacom initiatives include: