Vumatel introduces its ‘Fibre to Schools’ initiative in Limpopo, South Africa.

Vumatel introduces its ‘Fibre to Schools’ initiative in Limpopo, South Africa.

South African Internet connection company, Vumatel, also known as ‘Vuma’ has introduced its ‘Fibre to Schools initiative’ in Limpopo, a province of South Africa. 

The launch comes after the recent launch of Vuma fiber-to-the-home services in Polokwane.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vuma, Dietlof Mare said, “Fast fibre Internet is the key to ensuring uninterrupted, efficient e-learning experiences, and although fibre is still in relatively early stages of adoption in South Africa, the country is incredibly fortunate for the strides that were made in fibre technology over the last decade.”

However, this is not the first time Vuma is introducing the initiative. Already, primary school, Laerskool Pietersburg-Oos in Bendor has benefited from the initiative, along with Adsum Academy, which received its fibre installations and connection with Capricom. 

Also, the fibre connections are available in Welgelegen, Fauna Park, Flora Park, Sterpark, and Annadale.

According to Vuma, it has plans to connect more schools in the coming months.

In 2016, the company piloted the Fibre to Schools program with Greenside High, Hoërskool Linden, and Parkhurst Primary School working in partnership with Internet service providers in its network.

So far, Vuma has connected more than 380 schools across Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni, Cape Town and Durban while offering over 290, 000 young minds with free fibre Internet.

With a superfast, reliable fibre connection, schools will be able to equip classrooms with smart devices and interactive platforms, allowing learners to have access to e-learning opportunities and rich information online without interruption and low connections.

Also, learners can work efficiently and seamlessly with the information fingertips and also have an interest in tech-related subjects and disciplines.

Schools that qualify to be beneficiaries of this initiative, must be a primary or high school registered with the Department of Basic Education or the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

 

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Tosin Agboola

Reporter with Ouut Africa.

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