Econet Education has partnered global online educator Shaw Academy, in an ambitious project to positively disrupt education within Africa through high-quality, affordable and accessible digital education solutions.
In a statement, Econet Education Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tendai Mashingaidze said that they were passionate about their partnership with Shaw Academy given the broad variety of lifestyle and business courses that Shaw Academy provides.
By Pearson Mbendera
“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,” said Tendai Mashingaidze.
Econet Education aims to research, develop, deploy and launch overlay services designed to reach and impact learners through technological applications. Their digital learning platform, Ruzivo is already making waves online, providing educational content for primary and secondary level students as well as teachers to aid in education.
The partnership with 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.
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.
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.”