South Africa’s Telkom is partnering with Extramarks to offer zero-rated e-learning services to existing and new mobile and fixed post-paid customers.
The company said the Telkom e-Education online service, provided by Extramarks, is the most structured and interactive of its kind currently in the marketplace. It covers English, Life Science, Physical Science, Natural Science and Maths from Grade R to matric and is structured into multimedia-rich ‘Learn’, ‘Practice’ and ‘Test’ modules.
The Extramarks’ offering is aligned to the official school curriculum in South Africa, and offers live chat functionality for additional assistance. The learners also benefit from other services such as daily study schedule, group study, progress tracking and mentor-guided learning.
Qualifying customers will receive an SMS with a voucher number and a link to the Extramarks website. They will have to register on the Extramarks website in order to access education content and can use their Telkom data to do so.
“Today’s generation of learners have a natural flair for technology devices such as tablets. It is time we transform their digital instincts into providing anytime-anywhere access to quality education. Our collaboration with Telkom will help us achieve this objective,” said Tanay Kulshreshtha, country head of Extramarks South Africa.