MTN now offers free access to all University websites and learning portals
University online learning platforms and websites are now free to access for all MTN Uganda customers. All major University websites in Uganda including Kyambongo, Makerere, Gulu, UCU, IUEA, and Mbarara University of Science and technology are now free to access.
In a mini chatter, all websites and University learning platforms have been zero-rated by the telco and don’t require any MBs to access. This will help both students and lecturers access university resources without worrying about data usage.
In Uganda, all Universities were officially closed on March 20 after a presidential directive to suspend mass gatherings as a model to prevent the further spread of COVID19 with social distancing in play.
List of the Free to Access Uganda Universities platforms
|Uganda Christian University||https://moodle.ucu.ac.ug/|
|Uganda Martyrs University||https://elearning.umu.ac.ug/|
|International University of East Africa||https://elearning.iuea.ac.ug/|
Previously, MTN Uganda zero-rated all websites on the Makerere University domain root to allow students get access to university resources and quality material while at home.
The University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe shared his excitement through a Facebook post urging students to utilize the new open opportunity.
“Our negotiations with MTN Uganda yielded a lot of fruit as the telecom company has accepted to zero-rate six of our online learning platforms. We applaud them for this. I now urge our students and lecturers to take advantage of this opportunity,” he said in a Facebook post.
In the light of the current lockdown, MTN Uganda also zero-rated a chunk of e-learning platforms for primary and secondary school students. With the free to access websites, students get access to quality education material to grow their learning curve while at home.
Free to Access educational resources Websites
According to the telco’s CMO Sen Somdev, the Zero-rating of Student and University most-used websites is part of the telco’s commitment of standing together with customers on every move they make as he concluded:
“MTN Uganda will continue to look at ways of supporting our communities and government, to ensure that together, we do everything feasible to get through this difficult time,”Sen Somdev, Chief Marketing Officer – MTN Uganda