Nigeria: Airtel Partners to Subsidise Online Education

30 July 2020

In an effort to accelerate and deepen the growth of online education in Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria has announced a partnership with Dynamiss, an Educational Technology company, to subsidise data and mobile internet for all Nigerian schools and students using the Dynamiss Learning Management Systems.

Under the partnership, both organisations are collaborating to ensure that Data access for educational purposes on any of the platforms provided by Dynamiss will now be subsidised and made more affordable for schools and young Nigerians.

Specifically, customers of Airtel Nigeria who access the Dynamiss platforms will now enjoy up to 50 per cent discount on data/mobile Internet charges effective immediately. This discount also applies to schools, students and even parents on the Airtel network who use any of the educational platforms provided Dynamiss.

Commenting on the new initiative, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dynamiss, Valerie Sodeinde, said: "The discounted data from Airtel is a key game changer for the adoption of Online/Digital education by most schools in Nigeria.

"What Airtel is demonstrating with this particular initiative is a commitment to support education despite the unrelenting threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. As many more schools have now developed an appreciation for an online educational system, parents, teachers and schools will most certainly benefit from this very affordable data plan. This decisive initiative by Airtel is a positive response that will be welcome by educators and students alike."

Whilst Online Education platforms cannot fully replace conventional schools, they now constitute a whole new way of learning in the 21st century. In recent months since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Microsoft has recorded that more than 350million subscribers now use its educational platforms and this number continues to increase daily across the globe.

Dynamiss, a Microsoft Partner Organisation, is one of the nation's foremost Educational Technology companies and is currently providing Learning Management Systems (LMS), Virtual Robotics, Virtual Laboratories, Secure Examination Portals and Certified Online Training for Teachers on Digital Education Tools, for a variety of schools across the nation.

In collaboration with Microsoft and in a bid to help schools adopt digital technology rapidly, Dynamiss is currently giving every school in Nigeria its Dynamiss Learning Management LP365 System completely free till the start of September 2020.

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