9mobile announced free access to the health and education website for its customers. The service aims to mitigate the impact of the lockdown and restricted movements due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.
According to the telecommunications company, access to these sites would allow 9mobile customers and Nigerians to stay connected and have more access to the basic essential services they need.
Some of the shortlisted websites on this service include educational sites such as Schoolgate, MobileClassroom, in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education, National Open University, KhanAcademy and Seesaw. Also included are health related sites such as Mobihealth, World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria Health Watch, HealthLine, Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), among others.
Speaking on the contribution, 9mobile Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Abdulrahman Ado explained that health and education are two of the three pillars of 9mobile’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. .
According to Ado, “The decision to focus on these two areas at this time is driven by the desire to provide access to health and education information and services, a critical requirement during the COVID-19 pandemic in Classes. As a responsible organization, we felt the need to support the growing use of e-learning by a growing number of academic institutions during this time of lockdown. “
9mobile recently supported award-winning telemedicine provider Mobihealth international to launch a free online COVID-19 screening and teleconsultation service for all Nigerians. The company has also zero-rated access to the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) website, provides free information about COVID-19 on its network, and introduced more than 600 lines and free data access to NCDC.