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UP first in Africa to adopt Blackboard Ally to foster an inclusive learning environment

The University of Pretoria (UP) is the first higher education institution in Africa to select Blackboard, a leading edtech software and solutions company, to implement Ally software to make the University’s digital courses more accessible to all students.

This software will enable students with learning disabilities as well as second-language students to improve their academic performance.

“The adoption of Ally is to foster an inclusive learning environment for our nearly 55 000 students,” said Dolf Jordaan, Deputy Director of the Department for Education Innovation at UP. “Our use of Ally aligns with the University’s policies regarding equality and its commitment to embracing diversity. UP is the first university in Africa to implement this innovative technology.”

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