Busy launches 2nd phase of e-learning portal ‘JUMP Academy’
Busy has launched the second phase of its e-learning and social portal, JUMP.
Branded JUMP Academy, the addition to the online educational portal sees the inclusion of audio-visual materials covering various academic and professional courses put together by experienced professionals and lecturers tailored to the local curriculum.
JUMP Academy has been added to the Education category of the portal www.jump.com.gh.
CEO of Busy, Praveen Sadalage, addressing the guests at the launch at the University of Professional Studies Accra, (UPSA) said “the academy’s initiative seeks to provide students and other young professionals with the requisite courses and practical case studies.
This will be done through quality recorded videos and lecture notes from experienced lecturers from UPSA and Regent University.
According to him, in pursuance of Busy’s vision to become the Next Generation Operator, “we are determined to accompany and empower the Ghanaian youth on their journey to acquire knowledge and to contribute to their education using information and communication technology.
“JUMP Academy is easy and free to access and has no restrictions on the profiles of those who can access it. We ensure a constant updating and enrichment of the contents to allow the youth get the best out of the platform”.
He added, “the primary aim of this initiative is to align education with current trends in the ICT space, thereby complementing government’s efforts to digitise learning.
“Through partnerships and the numerous educational resources on the platform, we hope to fast-track education into the digital age”
Youth Programme Manager at Busy, Joyce Danso said “a key pillar in Busy’s regional strategy is a focus on the youth segment – individuals aged 25 and under which make up 60-70% of the population.
“We find this group as an impressive pool of talent with immense capacity waiting to be developed. One of our main objectives is to drive the education agenda in Ghana, in line with our strategy to empower the youths”, she said.
Joyce Danso added that despite the growing access to e-learning portals, there is the demand for more.
“The educational content, lectures and case studies are based on examples we know in Ghana and can easily relate to,” she said.
She said as part of the initial launch, the Academy will provide free introductory content in Information Technology (IT), French, Finance and Accounting with plans to add more courses.
“We understand that young people have the zeal and passion for learning to develop themselves in an easier and convenient way. JUMP academy, therefore, comes in timely to solve the challenges of traditional modes of learning and to support both regular and distance education.
“We are excited about the prospects of this new initiative of Busy and will call on all students to take advantage to develop themselves,” Danso said.