In its effort to support online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has announced that it will be allowing students to visit a number of educational websites without an internet data plan.
The decision follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to zero-rate several educational websites on behalf of students and children in Guyana.
Among the websites persons can now browse without a data plan are profuturo.education, essentialschools.org, code.org, wikipedia.org, educationgy.org, guyanalearningchannel.com and hydromet.gov.gy
Chief Executive Officer at GTT, Justin Nedd said the company is always willing to collaborate to rise above challenges in the society.
“We are happy to partner with the Ministry in supporting online learning during this pandemic. We acknowledge the effort of the Ministry, those in the teaching profession, parents and guardians to ensure that learning continues apace – it is, therefore, our hope that our contribution will go a long way in molding the minds of our future generation,” Nedd stated.
Acting Chief Planning Officer at the MOE, Nicola Johnson, said the Ministry is grateful for the company’s partnership in helping to meet the learning needs of students and teachers across Guyana.