Orange, has announced the launch of its online training platform, Orange Campus Africa, in partnership with the Virtual University of Senegal (UVS).
The online training platform was put in place to bring together content from renowned partners in education and training in one place.
The COVID-19 pandemic paved way for Orange to improve on its e-learning inventiveness.
In a statement, Orange CEO for Middle East and Africa Alioune Ndiaye said: Orange wanted to create a global platform to cater for the exact needs of African populations, universities and businesses.
“We want universities to be able to rely on online training to provide additional training and target more students. Students and professionals will also be able to take these courses on a personal basis and obtain a certification or even a diploma recognised in their country,” added Ndiaye.
The platform will encourage the adaptation of training to the local contexts. It will also improve access via smartphones and mobile payments in local currencies for additional or premium services. This will also be beneficial to students located in remote areas.
African universities will be able to teach technology related topics as well as digital economy and this will help with job creation in the developing countries.
The platform will allow universities to monitor students online, and to supplement training with virtual classes.
Orange Campus Africa will be offering courses from the virtual universities of Tunis and Senegal.