Luanda – The Education Ministry (MED), the privately-owned mobile phone operator, Unitel and the Chinese telecommunication company, Huawei, Wednesday in Luanda launched a joint project designed to provide free access to Internet for students of the 2nd cycle of the secondary education in public and private schools.
The information is contained in a Unitel note that reached Angop stating that the project is called “E-Net” and started to be implemented Wednesday and will cover the country’s 18 provinces.
The programme will benefit more than 18,000 youths and teenagers that will have free access to Internet as a crucial tool for academic research and social interaction.
Under the project, according to the source, Unitel will provide Internet services, run and supervise the programme, while the Chinese company will be responsible for supplying the computers and MED will execute the project.
Each beneficiary school will get free computers with full installations and routers with monthly airtime of 625 UTT, the source also says.
With the project, the three parties involved are seeking to provide the youths with free access to Internet, promote reading and academic research habits and the use of this technology for purpose of communication and social interaction.