Ghana’s Telecommunication giant MTN Ghana has launched a Y’ello care package, where customers can access a variety of online learning channels to support the home learning and entertainment needs of children.
All educational institutions ‘particularly’ schools have been closed down as part of measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus now COVID-19 until further notice.
A statement released by MTN in Accra and copied to Websaet said the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Communication, was tasked to roll out distance learning programmes.
The Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Noel Kojo-Ganson, was quoted as saying: “Our customers are very important to us and even more so in these difficult times.”
“We must show our customers that we care about their wellbeing. We believe the zero-rating of over 25 educational online sites will be a great relief to our customers and their children and other dependents.”
According to the statement, MTN would continue to explore other opportunities to make life a whole lot brighter even in these difficult times.
In support of the government to curb coronavirus MTN Ghana has already started several communications through various channels such as SMS and social media to provide customers with updates on the Coronavirus. Personal hygiene tips on how to manage the virus have also been shared.
MTN has also deployed safety tips as caller tunes for both prepaid and post-paid customers.
The Ghana Health Service website has been zero-rated to enable customers to read and access information on COVID-19 free of charge.
The statement disclosed the announcement of the free online package for several educational sites was a welcome addition to enable students, teachers, parents, and guardians to access educational materials, information and learning activities at home.
Below are the school websites that have been zero-rated to support school children to learn at home.
MTN Ghana said in the statement that more websites would be added in due course.