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500,000 Nigerian students benefited from free MTN data – Official

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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Network provider, MTN Nigeria, said it was delighted that as at September 2020, more than 500,000 students were utilising its daily free access of 500mb data offer.

Rahul De, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, made this known in Lagos on Friday.

He that the network provider was committed to continue supporting e-learning and offering assistance to the education sector in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in June, MTN Nigeria, began a free data offer; enabling primary and secondary school students to access educational contents.

De noted that education was vital to the growth and development of any country.

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He said that as at September, more than 500,000 students were utilising the daily free access of 500mb data offer.

“MTN remains committed to supporting learning.

“We are humbled at how well the offer has been received and hope students and parents will continue to take advantage of the opportunity to learn and shine.

“We understand the challenges everyone is going through in this period and commitment to helping wherever we can,” De said in a statement.

He recalled the closure of schools to mitigate further spread of COVID-19.

De said the intervention was done in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and allowing primary and secondary school students access to virtual lessons and preparation for examinations.

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He, however, said that the resources available covered all primary and secondary school subjects and more than 10 years of past questions from key examinations like the First School Leaving Certificate and West African Secondary School Certificate examinations.

Others are Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, examination as well as access to learning portals such as, Roducate, mAcademy and Edo State SUBEB.


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