Rabindra Dhungel, 28 september 2020. Nepal Telecom has brought Pathshala CUG SIM for school students. This seam offer has been brought targeting the school going children as per the ‘Contingency Action Plan on School Education 2077’ prepared by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Nepal Telecom has stated that it will provide services at very cheap rates to help in facilitating learning by creating a learning environment conducive to its environment.
The company has stated that it is providing free prepaid mobile ‘Pathshala CUG SIM’ for the purpose of establishing learning link between government and community school teachers and students in coordination with the Education and Human Resource Development Center.
Teachers, students and parents of each school will be affiliated to the company’s Closed User Group (CUG) for a total of Rs 99 per month. . All courses and textbooks for grades 1 to 10 will be available on the website of the Education and Human Resource Development Center.
This prepaid SIM card will enable unlimited communication between teachers, students and parents, run the web portal of the Education and Human Resource Development Center for free and send bulk SMS for educational purposes.
For the purpose of forming a corporate user group, each household studying in a public school will be given a SIM card and the phone number of the SIM card of each teacher of that school, the phone number of each school will be included in the CUG service Arrangements have been made.
If a student, teacher and family member of a school does not have a SIM of Nepal Telecom, the company will provide the SIM free of cost as per the demand.
A photocopy of the teacher and student’s citizenship and identity card, a photocopy of the parent’s citizenship and a photocopy should be available for each student and teacher receiving a free SIM card under this service. Students can also get a SIM card in their own name or in the name of their parents.
The ‘Pathshala CUG SIM’ provided to the students or parents can be obtained from the office of the nearest Nepal Telecommunication Company by taking the recommendation from the local body on the duly filled form. Similarly, the company will also provide toll free number at concessional rates as far as possible from a technical point of view.
After the Education and Human Resource Development Center compiles and sends the list of public schools that do not have internet service, including village municipalities, Nepal Telecom will study, pilot and expand mobile and FTTH in those places as per its action plan to provide internet service through alternative means wireless broadband technology.