KENET Launches Discounted Bundles to Promote E-Learning
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted learning with many learning institutions across the Country remaining closed since March 15, 2020. The uncertainty of the duration of the pandemic has forced learning institutions to find ways to ensure learning continues using ICT Technologies to allow students to access learning materials outside the campus premises.
In line with the KENET vision, “transforming education using ICT”, KENET has partnered with mobile service providers to supply discounted E-Learning Bundles to facilitate online learning among the higher education community. The E-Learning Discounted Bundle is an ideal solution for students and staff of educational institutions where the learning institution offers e-learning and online learning through educational resources available over the Internet.
The decision was necessitated by the fact that most students and faculty faced challenges in purchasing bundles at their normal prices due to the high associated costs which would deem online learning unsustainable. Through the partnership, KENET member institutions’ students and faculty will receive monthly 10GB data bundles from Safaricom at a discounted cost of Ksh. 500 and 30GB data bundles from Telkom at a discounted cost of Ksh. 999. These E-Learning Discounted Bundles enables students to continue attending the online courses at an affordable rate.