Guyanese students and teachers can visit several educational websites using free mobile data
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By STEM Caribbean | Posted on October 23, 2020
With a smartphone and mobile data plan from the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), students and teachers in Guyana can now visit several websites free of charge. Thanks to an agreement between the Ministry of Education Guyana and the company, these educational websites have been zero-rated.
Profuturo.education, essentialschools.org, code.org, wikipedia.org, educationgy.org, guyanalearningchannel.com, and hydromet.gov.gy are among the zero-rated websites Guyanese students and teachers can visit without being charged for the mobile data used while viewing these websites.
While this initiative is available to GTT customers, devices such as computers and tablets that are not on GTT’s mobile network will not be able to connect to the zero-rated websites. A device connected to GTT’s mobile network can be used to access the websites free of charge.
Also, customers will be charged accordingly for visiting other websites such as YouTube even if they’ve been directed from the zero-rated websites.
Another initiative the GTT and the Ministery of Education in Guyana had partnered on earlier this year involved training for teachers via zero-rated websites. This training focused on the technology used for online teaching to help boost education delivery in Guyana during the COVID-19 pandemic.