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World Mobile announces education and skills training partnership in Zanzibar to boost connectivity – FE News

World Mobile announces a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar to boost connectivity and more in schools.

World Mobile, which recently announced its intention to make low-cost, high-quality internet access available to all Zanzibarans, has signed a partnership with the Zanzibar Ministry of Education and Vocational Training to provide a free and unlimited Internet access to schools in the region.

World Mobile has already connected Forodhani, Benbella, Kiwengwa schools which have over 1,000 students, and plans to connect 10 additional schools by the end of January 2022. The goal is to connect all schools in the region by the end 2022. In addition to connectivity World Mobile has installed laptops for teachers and students. The deployment will be achieved through close collaboration between World Mobile and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training to efficiently install solar, telecommunications and electrical equipment in schools.

Access to schools will also allow World Mobile to provide connectivity to the local area around the school, which will boost the local economy. The revenue generated from this will directly benefit schools as they become node operators on the World Mobile network.

Mr. Simai Mohammed, Minister of Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar said:

“We are proud to expand the partnership between the ministry and the private sector to improve how we operate in a more digital world. This partnership will improve the educational outcomes of our students, which will benefit Zanzibar for generations.

RJ Katunda, co-founder of World Mobile added:

“By providing this connectivity to schools, we will also connect schools to the Ministry’s EMIS (Education Management Information System) platform, which enables resource management to improve school efficiency. . This will improve the functioning of schools and benefit students and teachers. We are also excited to boost local areas around schools with affordable and better connectivity.

Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile said:

“World Mobile’s approach is based on the sharing economy where all participants will benefit from network activities. We are proud to show how it will work in Zanzibar for people in general and now for schools. We plan to expand our network to other areas including healthcare, all public spaces, airports, ferry terminals and blue economy.

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