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Telkom debuts e-learning service

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Telkom is to offer Telkom e-Education, a new value-added e-learning service at no charge to existing and new mobile and fixed post-paid customers.
The online service, provided by Extramarks, is a structured and interactive of its kind currently in the marketplace. It covers English, Life Science, Physical Science, Natural Science and Maths from Grade R to matric and is structured into multimedia-rich “Learn”, “Practice” and “Test” modules.
The Extramarks’ offering is aligned to the official school curriculum in South Africa, and offers live chat functionality for additional assistance. The learners also benefit from other services such as daily study schedule, group study, progress tracking and mentor-guided learning.
“We are very pleased to be partnering with Extramarks to offer this service to our customers. This collaboration shows that we are committed to providing quality products which are easy to use and give extra value to customers,” says Attila Vitai, CEO of Telkom Retail.
“Today’s generation of learners have a natural flair for technology devices such as tablets. It is time we transform their digital instincts into providing anytime-anywhere access to quality education. Our collaboration with Telkom will help us achieve this objective,” says Tanay Kulshreshtha, country head of Extramarks South Africa.
Qualifying customers will receive an SMS with a voucher number and a link to the Extramarks web site. They will have to register on the Extramarks website in order to access education content, and can use their Telkom data to do so.