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South Africa: Students to enjoy free internet access on university campuses

October 21, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories

MTN zero rates access to online curriculum for university students. Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.

MTN zero rates access to online curriculum for university students.
Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.

South Africa’s university students will now be able to access their online curriculum without incurring data costs, thanks to a decision by MTN to zero rate access to university online content.

MTN announced that it will allow university students free access to university websites in order to access online content. To date, students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and University of Pretoria will benefit from this initiative.

MTN is appealing to other institutions of higher learning to tap into this initiative by providing their URL addresses.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, MTN took the decision to provide free access to online educational content in order to complement existing classroom training, leverage the benefits of online training and assist the students and academic institutions to salvage the 2016 academic year. As MTN, we are mindful of the backlog that students and academic institutions are facing, and we believe that this gesture will help to maintain continuity and expedite access to much-needed educational content,” says Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.

By Bridget Bhengu


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