Vodafone Uganda, has Wednesday morning launched an online learning Academy, JUMP Academy at a function that has been attended by even Ministry of Education officials.
According to Vodafone, this will enhance the e-learning space for university students in Uganda.
“In an increasingly digitized Africa, astonishing opportunities emerge when young people connect. These ambitious young and driven crops of innovators are unstoppable. Matched with our aspiration to empower young people, we have continued to deliver our creativity through digitised education. We are cognisant that education is the key to the successful transformation and development of any country; and Vodafone is proud to take the lead in this digital learning space through the launch of the JUMP Academy,” said John Ndego, Chief Executive Officer- Vodafone Uganda.
The JUMP Academy comprises a series of recorded lecture videos that cut across various subjects based on the Uganda university curriculum. The 15 minutes videos will show topical tutorials by different lecturers and will be uploaded regularly.
JUMP was launched on 10th Feb 2017; with categories in Education, Entrepreneurship, Self-improvement, and Lifestyle. As part of the education category the JUMP Academy provides students with free and unlimited access to a wide range of educational materials, tailored to the Uganda University curriculum.
Some of the pioneering and partner lecturers on the Academy include Nicholas Ndahura – Faculty of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, Kyambogo University University; and Ms. Prever Mukasa – Faculty of Communication, African Bible University, and Ruth Tile – Faculty of Humanities, Victoria University.
The program kicks off with topics on Human Nutrition, Communication and Marketing & Advertising.