Econet partners Acca

HARARE - Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s EcoSchool has formed a partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Acca) that will enable students to access online introductory Acca-X courses for free.

The partnership, first of its kind with an institution offering professionally-accredited tuition, will potentially benefit all Zimbabwean students enrolling for Acca.

EcoSchool, the first initiative from Econet Education, is a digital education platform that provides scholars and educators with on the-go affordable and reliable access to world-class educational content.

“This is a momentous partnership for Econet Education. We are proud and humbled to have partnered with this highly-esteemed global professional accounting body, Acca.

“The idea behind EcoSchool, goes beyond by simply making books available at a cheaper price, but is part of our large strategy to help learners and educators to gain access to materials and courses from across the globe,” Econet chief executive Douglas Mboweni said.

He added that leveraging on the company’s respective mutual core competencies, students have zero rated access to the introductory

Acca-X courses thereby opening a brighter future for Zimbabweans to enjoy access to online study material without the burden of data costs.

“ . . . we believe that one will never go wrong with education. Free access to Acca-X is only the first of many initiatives between us and Acca as we endeavour to equip Zimbabweans with financial literacy skills of benefit at both personal and professional levels. In line with EcoSchool’s mandate, we will continuously work towards making education affordable and accessible,” Mboweni said.

Econet has been aggressively growing its digital education footprint in the country, adding two more initiatives namely, the programming school Muzinda Hub and Ruzivo, an online learning platform for primary school children in Zimbabwe.

Acca president Alexandra Chin said collaboration between Zimbabwe’s largest telecommunications services provider and the global body for professional accountants is a great thing for the country.

“Working together will allow us to offer Acca-X for free to government employees,” she said.

This comes as technology is evolving to change the way people learn, offering learners the opportunity to consume content at a time and place convenient to them.

Chin added that, Acca-X’s digital courses have opened up access to the accountancy profession for thousands of individuals and businesses alike — allowing learners access to high quality, flexible and affordable study.

“Even though affordability is important for subscribers around the world, it is great that the course will be offered for free here in Zimbabwe for government employees.

“We hope that employees who undertake it, will gain accountancy and financial skills which will serve them and everyone else they deal with well,” she said.

Comments (1)

As an ACCA finalist student, I feel more confident to get the maximum use out of this partnership. Thank you Econet , this will give lots and lots of Zimbabweans the opportunities to utilise , get skills and knowledge affordablyandfurther careers in our society

Davison Sanyanga - 21 April 2016

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