Quality education is a major concern for the millions of students and their guardians across Bangladesh. Given the fact that we are moving further into a fiercely competitive world, the need for quality education has become a necessity. However, with the limited education infrastructure and resource persons, it is practically impossible to provide quality education to all corners of the country.
Leading mobile phone operator, Robi took it upon itself to address this gap by partnering with the 10 Minute School, an online education platform that specializing in providing comprehensive online education solution for JSC, SSC and HSC students, university admission seekers, and university students. The most attractive part of the platform is that it can be accessed for free. This Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiative by Robi has helped the company to define itself as a digital company to the society.
Thanks to the countrywide reliable internet connectivity provided by Robi, the students don’t necessarily have to travel to the renowned educationists for quality education. The 10-Minute School platform provides utmost convenience to the students by accessing quality education material at a time of their own choosing.
Now, regardless of whether a student is residing in a city or in the remote areas, they all have equal access to quality education, paving the way for improving the standard of education across the country. Robi believes that the platform is about to change the way the students study beyond their regular curriculum.
Robi has already taken this platform to some of the leading colleges and universities in Dhaka over the last couple of months. In collaboration with the 10-Minute School team, it introduced the platform to the students of Rajuk Uttara Model School and College, Army IBA, Jahangirnagar University, East-West University and United International University. Through these sessions, the students of these universities were engaged in learning through quizzes, tests and engaging Q&A session on career planning. Robi plans to arrange more sessions throughout the year for students both in Dhaka and outside.
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc., of Japan. Robi is one of the leading mobile phone operators in Bangladesh with 27.6 million subscribers, as of April 2016. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to 99% of the population with 13,475 BTS and 4,271 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have widest international roaming service in the market, connecting about 385 operators across more than 140 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.