Econet to launch Ruzivo, a zero-rated e-learning platform

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We have been informed that today, local mobile operator, Econet Wireless, will be launching its new zero-rated e-learning product called Ruzivo Digital Learning.

Ruzivo is an online digital learning platform endorsed by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education Curriculum Development Unit(CDU). It is meant to offer interactive learning to Primary and Secondary School children. According to the content available on the site www.ruzivodigitallearning.co.zw, for now, Ruzivo will only be catering for Primary School children in this first iteration.

The learning material is also specific to the Zimbabwean learning curriculum, something that ought to give the interactive learning tool a huge advantage over other e-learning platforms from other providers on the market, like e-Learning Solutions, which have content that is not entirely aligned with local syllabi.

On creating an account and signing up for the service (which costs a minimum of $2 a month and is only payable via EcoCash) students have access to learning material for Mathematics, Science and English. The learning experience is delivered through interactive exercises.

News on Ruzivo first broke a year ago when Econet was still putting together a team that would be involved in the e-learning project. At the time,  Ruzivo, which was explained as a partnership between Econet and an independent entity in charge of content creation called Ruzivo Digital Learning. The entire project was linked to Higher Life Foundation, the philanthropic entity founded by The Masiyiwa Family.

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Since then the project has largely been executed in stealth mode, with limited links being made to Econet’s other e-learning endeavours like EcoSchool or Econet Zero.

18 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    congratulations to the team and higher life foundation

    1. munyaradzi chiweshe says:

      can you teach me mathematics and I will pay 200 bucks a fortynight

  2. shato says:

    better move

  3. Mathias says:

    Seems affordable – heads up!

  4. wengai burwa says:

    Frankly, if the demo is anything to go by, this project is another epic failure, content is weak and the not as stimulating as foreign apps. The idea is great tho. I however applaud econet for the “keep trying” spirit they have.

  5. Sober makuuyana says:

    Move foward thats good for zimbabweans

  6. Rich says:

    http://www.e-fundo.com and leanfundo.com are much better concepts

  7. phillip musendekwa says:

    This is excellant Econet keep it up.

  8. Steadyman nyandoro says:

    This is a good platfom

    1. munyaradzi chiweshe says:

      a 2016 o level candidate

  9. wellington chiunye says:

    This is a very fantastic platform

  10. I hama says:

    this is a good platform thanks

  11. Shayne Shumbambiri says:

    I love it so much

  12. Batanai Nzira says:

    Yes its nice and good platform

  13. batter Next says:

    There is nothing at all to celebrate so far

  14. Levert Banda says:

    l love it so much

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