Tigo Corporate Responsibility Manager, Woinde Shishael, said at a launch function held at Azania Secondary School in Dar es Salaam today that SMS Makini will enable students to access digital study tools online hence bridge the existing gap of learning resources in the educational sector.
“Through the use of Tigo SMS Makini, Tigo subscribers, particularly secondary school students and teachers, will be able to access digitalized notes, tutorials, quizzes, podcasts and videos right from their mobile handsets,” Woinde said.
She explained that the classes to be involved in the platform will be form one to form four adding that academic notes will be based on Tanzania’s educational syllabus covering nine learning subjects.
The subjects include History, Civics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Mathematics and Kiswahili. According to Woinde Tigo SMS Makini also accords students and teachers an interactive opportunity to discuss, share ideas, revise, download NECTA past academic papers as well as meeting online for the 10,000 registered.
Tigo subscribers will access the service for free for one month and thereafter they will be charged a daily and weekly subscription fee of Tshs 100 and Tshs 500 respectively. To access the service, Tigo subscribers will need to send a key word Makini to 15397 and follow instructions, she said.
The partnership with Shule Direct is part of Tigo’s strategy to support initiatives that have high impact in the community.