(Ecofin Agency) - In Senegal, the government has made 108,421 free connection lines available to students, according to a press release recently issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation.
This initiative aims to enable students to easily access educational resources online on the platforms of public and private higher education institutions. As part of this project, students will receive 5GB internet bundles from the mobile operator Orange. Students who do not have an Orange chip will receive 5 GB chips free of charge from the operator's regional branches.
The project also plans to connect teachers. Modems and Orange chips intended for them will be available from today, July 23, 2020.
As a reminder, before Senegal, South Africa decided in May to grant 30 GB of free internet to students for three months.
Vanessa Ngono Atangana