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Econet’s EcoSchool to launch online learning partnership with ACCA

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Local mobile operator Econet Wireless and global professional accounting body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) are set to unveil a partnership today that will introduce accounting students to the use of EcoSchool, the operator’s digital education platform for learning.

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Following a pilot in early 2014 EcoSchool was launched later in the same year as a tool for online resources used by tertiary level students. It offers access to zero-rated content and resources for a gamut of disciplines. It has expanded its offering beyond tertairy education with new service lines like the EcoSchool Academy.

Though extensive details on the Econet -ACCA partnership are yet to be shared, the information that has been provided so far indicates that the two entities will be distributing content for a service known as ACCA-X.

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This is an online learning programme for ACCA students and anyone else interested in picking up skills in business and accounting. It was launched last year as a collaborative effort between ACCA, massive open online courses (MOOCs) platform edX, as well as Epigeum, a online professional courses platform.

ACCA-X courses are available for free with a premium option available for syudents who want to register for ACCA certifications.

For both ACCA and Econet this partnership is likely focused on expanding their respective footprints. Econet will have a chance to extend the use of its platform to a subset of professionals keen on the latest learning material while ACCA will benefit from Econet’s reach in the digital learning space.

 


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7 thoughts on “Econet’s EcoSchool to launch online learning partnership with ACCA

  1. Is there any online Shona learning program for us Murungus? Any enterprising young Zimbabwean willing to tackle this? I for one would be prepared to PAY for such a program or Android App.

    1. Try the Zivo app its an African language app. You can use it to learn African languages for free. The app is Free. Still has a few bugs but we are working on fixing them. You can also try the Chii app (Its Shona app) .

    2. While not a language learning site, Vashona.com provides a two-way dictionary as well as a machine translation service between English and Shona. These might be handy for learning words, but will be limited in teaching you correct grammar.

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