"We know students are facing a tough time at the moment. Many need to gain access to course material through their university’s online portal in order to complete their academic year. Zero-rating access is our way of assisting students,” says Cell C CEO Jose Dos Santos.This comes in light of many tertiary education institutions electing to continue with exams. Even though many students are not able to attend any or all of their classes. Telkom, MTN and Cell C are offering a solution which will enable universities to allow free access to academic content for students, even if they have run out of data or airtime.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, MTN took the decision to provide free access to online educational content in order to complement existing classroom training, leverage the benefits of online training and assist the students and academic institutions to salvage the 2016 academic year. As MTN, we are mindful of the backlog that students and academic institutions are facing, and we believe that this gesture will help to maintain continuity and expedite access to much-needed educational content,” says Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive Officer: MTN South Africa.Currently MTNs offer is in effect for students from the University of Cape Town and University of Pretoria.
"Our universities and institutions are key to empowering South Africans and creating growth in this country,” said Sipho Maseko, Group CEO, Telkom. “We, at Telkom, believe it is essential that students are able to continue their studies despite the current political climate. We hope that this small contribution, on our part, will assist students to complete the academic year as we work together to build an equitable system for all," concluded Maseko. Make the most of this zero rate offering by comparing the best mobile deals across the market. CLICK BELOW to compare cellphone brands, models, and packages.