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Free Internet access to distance learning platforms

Written by FDM

Students in Morocco will now have temporary free internet access to distance-courses platforms, according to a joint press release.

The three Moroccan network operators, Maroc Telecom, Orange and Inwi, made this highly praised decision of allowing internet free access to students all over the kingdom for learning purposes. Through this initiative, the telecommunications companies are taking part in the collective national mobilization to stem the spread of the coronavirus guaranteeing the continuity of distance education.

Pupils, students, and trainees will have access to the fixed and mobile internet data as specified by the Ministry of National Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy, however, this initiative is only restricted to the use of the said platforms and will not provide access to any other website like YouTube or Facebook… etc.

As a reminder, the Ministry of National Education announced in a press release that classes will be suspended in all schools from Monday, March 16, 2020, and that classes will be taught remotely for prevention reasons.