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EDUCATION: Free Facebook for Learners

 





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First National Bank’s (FNB) internet service provider, FNB Connect, have announced that South African learners will be able to access the social media websites, Facebook and Twitter for free between 7pm and 11pm seven days a week provided they do it via visiting specific educational websites. An interesting idea, as anyone who has dealt with a teenager will know, telling them not to do something will all but guarantee that they will try, so allowing them to visit websites they want whilst learning something on the way seems to be a step in the right direction.

FNB Connect Surf data users will, with immediate effect, be able to access www.learn.co.za as well as all local university websites for FREE, between 7pm and 11pm seven days a week without incurring data costs.

“FNB views the role education plays in our society as critical and with many young South Africans preparing for matric exams and focusing on higher education, we believe that this offering will further empower learners with critical information” said Zanele Hadebe, Marketing Head for FNB Connect.

FNB clients can register for a FNB Connect data surf account for just R 69.00 and get 1GB of preloaded data allowing them to access not only the world’s two biggest social networking sites (Facebook and Twitter for free between 7-11pm seven a days a week) but more importantly be able to use the internet for revision and study purposes without touching the 1GB data bundle.

“We are constantly trying to find innovative and relevant ways in which to help our clients and we believe that this initiative will contribute in assisting learners in their endeavours over the coming exam period,” concluded Hadebe.


 
 
 
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