The COVID19 Pandemic Period has shaped the fate of several businesses and consumer behavior worldwide. With Smartphone distribution following a bearish trend, mobile operators have leveled their offer lanes with new offers on top of tailoring donations to affected communities.
In Uganda, MTN has leveled its initial customer offers by chopping off mobile money sending fees on top of introducing attractive offers like the Work From Home Internet bundle, Paused Kafyu calls, and most recently, free Overnight calls.
On top of all COVID19 solutions by the telco, MTN Uganda has now Zero-rated Makerere University websites to allow students easily access course resources on top of staying updated with the University’s developments.
The Zero-rating of Makerere University Websites by MTN was confirmed by the wing’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabus Nawangye through a Facebook post.
Prof. Barnabus appreciated the telco’s effort to Zero rate the University Websites and urged students and lecturers to utilize the open opportunity.
The List of Makerere University Free to Access Websites
What Zero Rating Means
In Uganda, Zero-rating was Introduced by MTN with its Facebook Zero portal in 2009. With the Portal, customers were able to access Facebook for free without any active data bundles required.
It’s By the same fashion, all Zero-rated websites including Learning portals don’t require any data to access.
As per the Makerere University zero-rating structure, all Subdomains off the University’s main website mak.ac.ug portal don’t require any data to access. Hence, a student will be able to make payments and access results without preloading any data to use the University websites.