Orange and Openclassroom team up to provide free e-courses in Togo and others

Monday, 26 February 2018 02:56
Orange and Openclassroom team up to provide free e-courses in Togo and others

(Togo First) - Orange Africa, the telecom operator, has entered into an agreement with the French online course platform Openclassroom to provide 3-18 months courses on digital professions, French magazine Jeune Afrique reported.

In effect, Orange Africa will help provide its courses to public employment services, such as ANPE in Togo. Others countries involved in the program are Tunisia, Morocco and Benin. However, talks are going on to add Niger, Senegal, Madagascar and more.

The project aims to allow both students and professionals to access certificate and degree based courses. Enrolled students must be at undergraduate and master’s levels, with certificates recognized in France.

Courses will be available online, via mobile especially.

Currently financed by Orange alone, the initiative will help African youth get more jobs as subscription fees for openclassroom’s courses which were too onerous for this group of individuals, have been cancelled.

As it plans to train thousands of people, with Openclassrom courses, Orange will establish various training centres which will collaborate with local universities and schools and the Agence universitaire pour la francophonie (AUF) also. “These centres will be meeting points where classes requiring students’ presence will be given”, said Thierry Coilhac, director of e-learning at Orange.

Fiacre E. Kakpo

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