Magazine Button
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe helps students bridge the digital divide with free Wi-Fi

Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe helps students bridge the digital divide with free Wi-Fi

Regional NewsSouth AfricaTelecomTop Stories
Liquid Telecom has successfully rolled out free Wi-Fi across 48 higher and tertiary learning institutions in Zimbabwe

Liquid Telecom has successfully rolled out free Wi-Fi across 48 higher and tertiary learning institutions in Zimbabwe as part of its long-term initiatives to equip citizens across Africa with Digital Age access and skills.

From polytechnics to universities, Liquid Telecom’s Edu-Zones empower and equip learning institutions with free Internet in the form of Wi-Fi zones – typically in cafeterias, halls of residence and sports fields where students congregate. Since its launch, thousands of tertiary level students are enjoying free Internet access through Edu-Zones located at 48 higher and tertiary learning institutions across Zimbabwe.

The Edu-Zones free Wi-Fi initiative is a real-world example of how Liquid Telecom is helping to build Africa’s digital future by supporting the development of tech skills and improved digital literacy. This includes equipping students with 21CSkills – an online learning platform offering state-of-the-art skills training and development programmes on the latest technologies for African students, start-ups and developers who are set to play a starring role in Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“We believe every individual on the African continent has the right to be connected,” said Wellington Makamure, Regional CEO of Liquid Telecom’s Southern Africa Region.

“This is the vision that has been driving Liquid Telecom’s network expansion across Africa over the last 10 years and, in Zimbabwe, why we launched Edu-Zones.

“Almost 18 months later students and teachers from 48 learning institutions across the country are benefitting from high speed, reliable Internet connectivity that is critical for both curriculum and studies. This has resulted in vastly improved exam pass rates and career opportunities across the student population.

“Edu-Zones is a long-term initiative which is already helping the connected universities and polytechnics to save money on internet data costs.”

Click below to share this article

Browse our latest issue

Intelligent CIO Africa

View Magazine Archive