Network provider partners with varsity to support online learning

Jenna Delport 

To help students stay on track to successfully complete the 2020 academic year, despite not being on campus, Vodacom has partnered with Wits University to keep students connected to learning activities.

  The network provider says it has committed to providing each student with a 30gb data bundle to remain connected and continue their education, while away from campus.

  Vodacom Business chief officer William Mzimba said for many students, remote learning is a challenge, as they do not have the means to access online learning materials.

  “As remote learning becomes a necessity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Vodacom Business is proud to partner with Wits to support education and the development of future business leaders by keeping students connected. Investing in education and improving connectivity plays a key role in fast-tracking our country into the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” Mzimba said.

  The recurring data bundle provides students with access to learning sites for up to a maximum of 30gb per month. Non-Vodacom students were given the option to purchase a R5 Vodacom SIM card and RICA it at any Vodacom-accredited outlet. To receive this data allocation, students need to update their new Vodacom phone number as part of their student record with the university.

  As part of the package and agreement with the university, Vodacom agreed to reimburse students for the cost of the SIM card with airtime to the value of R5.

  This offer is valid from 5 June on a rolling month-to-month basis, made up of 10gb any time URL data to access specific university sites for e-learning and home study, and 20gb night owl data, valid between 00:00 and 04:59 daily. Data bundles will be allocated to students monthly, with the full amount given on the first day of each month. ITNewsAfrica

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