Uganda: MTN Uganda, Education Ministry, Continuum Financial Group to Launch E – Learning Teacher Education Platform

MTN Uganda in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sports and Continuum Financial Group have launched an E learning platform called ULEARN, a self-paced e-learning platform for teachers and teacher educators countrywide, that can be accessed at zero data costs via the MTN network.

Launched by the state minister for Higher Education, Dr John C. Muyingo, ULEARN seeks to digitalize access to Teacher Education so as to boost access to quality education.

The platform offers a wide range of educational resources, including interactive lessons, quizzes, and videos to support the education system in delivering remote and blended learning. It also includes a range of features to facilitate collaboration and communication, such as discussion boards and chat functionality.

The decision to zero rate the platform now implies that the users shall onwards be able to access ULEARN and all its resources without incurring any data charges as long as they are using the MTN network for internet connection.

MTN Foundation’s Senior Manager, Bryan Mbassa said during the system demo and training at the National Innovation Hub at the Uganda Institute of Information and Communication Technology that teachers play a critical role in the preparation of learners for their work life but most often require continuous capability development so as to prepare learners for the ever-evolving work ecosystem.

He said the high cost of the internet has also hindered teachers interested in sharpening their skills and knowledge from acquiring the much-needed education.