, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15- Airtel has so far connected over 90 schools across the country with internet impacting over 200,000 students to date.
The company plans to connect at least one million students to the internet.
“This shows the commitment that Airtel has to this program which aims to improve the quality of learning in institutions,” Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi said.
He says the students are receiving free 24 hours access to the Internet, benefiting from the unlimited amount of educational material and information available online hence broadening their learning.
The internet allows students to access educational content online, providing more clarity about different concepts, topics and facts. Besides, students are also able to do and submit homework, write essays among other things.
“It is about making dreams come alive for hundreds of thousands of school-going children by ensuring that they have the freedom to connect to the world of information, helping them to learn better and open up a new world of opportunities for their future,” he said.
Youssefi says if our children are going to compete in the 21st century workplace, they must have access to 21st century resources.
With free internet connectivity also allows students to watch educational videos and read books or articles online.
“Students now have enormous exposure to uncounted numbers of journals and text books. Hence, there is no need to buy books as they can search for any books that they want and download them or the content.”