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[PRESS RELEASE]:Econet Education Partners With Global Online Educator Shaw Academy

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Here’s the press release by Econet:

Econet Education has set an ambitious target in 2018 to positively disrupt education within Africa through high-quality, affordable and accessible digital education solutions. The recent all-Africa focused partnership with Dublin-based online learning giant, Shaw Academy, sees Econet Education establishing a mutually beneficial relationship to exclusively market their highly sought after online educational courses, across the continent. Shaw Academy is the world’s largest interactive online classroom providing courses on a range of subjects. Students get to be in an online classroom with students from other countries. The courses carry a diploma accredited by the European Qualifications Framework.

“We are passionate about overcoming the barriers to quality, affordable education which is continuously faced across Africa, by leveraging online learning platforms such as Shaw Academy,” explained Tendai Mashingaidze, the CEO of Econet Education, “Given the broad variety of lifestyle and business courses that Shaw Academy provides, we noted an opportunity to provide accredited online opportunities to Africans between 15 to 55 years of age at a very affordable fee.”

According to the Econet Education team, the partnership with Shaw Academy will reaffirm their commitment to empowering and upskilling Africans across the content with in-demand, credible and affordable technological education solutions.

“Responding to the ever changing needs and skills requirements of unemployed, self-employed and working professionals across Africa is what led to the establishment of Econet Education, “he said

Speaking at the announcement John White Chief Strategy Officer at Shaw Academy said, “This partnership demonstrates the ambition Econet Education and Shaw Academy have to transform hundreds of thousands of lives across Africa. Our mission is to develop high quality education that is affordable and accessible to all and by working with Econet we can do this at scale and in an innovative fashion.”

As Econet Education continues on its quest to provide cost-effective, globally competitive online learning to Africans, we look on with eager anticipation to the continued impact their mission will have on the African digital, social and economic landscape. /END/

For more information on the Shaw Academy & Econet Education partnership, please visit:

For further information and/or media interviews, contact: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Media Relations and Corporate Communications,Tel: +263 4 486121/6; Mobile: +263 772 222 622/705

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3 thoughts on “[PRESS RELEASE]:Econet Education Partners With Global Online Educator Shaw Academy

  1. Yet to get more information but the two things that would be very beneficial are
    1) Econet Zero Rating Shaw Academy Traffic
    2) Econet making payments for Shaw Academy courses payable through Ecocash

    Is this the direction they are going in?

  2. I am not an Econet user but would like just to clarify that the article is very good but I think next time when reporting on Econet issues a new author would be helpful, always Technews when reports on Econet/Stewardbank/Kwese/Ecocash, there is always a component of unhappines/critisism inside the article, the article above (positively disrupt) its hidden ctitics. This is the main reason why we Zimbabwean we are so over proud of ourselfs and we find ourself behind in every aspect. Lets all be positive, lets be encouraging, lets help each other,

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