Senior Manager of Communications at Flow Barbados, Marilyn Sealy. (GP)
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Flow Barbados has zero rated more than 50 websites to facilitate online schooling for students at primary, secondary and tertiary level institutions.
Senior Manager of Communications, Marilyn Sealy said that the company worked tirelessly in the last week to ensure that no student is left behind in accessing their educational portals.
“We are happy that once the lists of websites were submitted to us from the Ministry of Education, University of the West Indies and the Barbados Community College we were able to work with our teams to ensure access to many of the more critical websites. Flow remains committed to Barbados and the community and this is another initiative to demonstrate how we seek to keep the country connected,” she said.
This zero rating also facilitated hundreds of university students to sit end of year and degree awarding examinations from the comfort of their homes. This, for the first time in the history of higher education in Barbados.
“Flow continues to support education at all levels and even more so during these challenging times, we want to ensure that no student is disadvantaged. We are also offering unconnected students a digital relief plan that includes dedicated high-speed internet with 60MBps,” Sealy said.
She added that students with an existing Flow service at their homes can be connected immediately and new installations can also be facilitated via the very successful customer-assisted installation process. Flow is also offering students mobile connectivity with a special plan tailored just for them that includes ample data.
“There is no doubt that the need for connectivity among our students is urgent and we are moving quickly to meet the demand. And this remains a top priority for us as we connect them to possibly their very next opportunity,” Sealy said. (PR)