– The deal envisions to tap and promote ICT skills among digital savvy youth
– MKU said its e-learning and open distance programmes have received a major boost
– Vice-Chancellor Stanley Waudo said deal will help in attracting and retaining students
– Microsoft had revealed it will set up an African Development Center in Nairobi to serve Eastern Africa region
– The center is set to provide employment opportunities and nature ICT skill of the youth
– A similar center will be positioned in Nigeria and will serve the West Africa region
Mount Kenya University (MKU) has penned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with American technology giant Microsoft Corporation.
TUKO.co.ke has learned that the deal aims at promoting digital skills among digital savvy youth and MKU is the first local university to ink such a deal with the corporation.
Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft Corporation said the partnership was set to revolutionise learning experience by incorporating technology in imparting knowledge to learners.
“The new era of digital learning requires stakeholders — from government leaders, curriculum publishers, equipment manufacturers, technology providers and service organisations — aligned to enable change.
The Microsoft education transformation agreement is the execution template for … a comprehensive public-private partnership to help enable positive teaching and learning changes,” said Salcito.
The development comes shortly after Microsoft revealed that it was set to open a technology development center in Kenya (seventh center globally).
According to Microsoft Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer the Africa Development Centre will position Kenya as a strategic ICT hub in the Eastern Africa region.
“The African Development Centres will contribute to Microsoft’s interests across global businesses such as Office, Azure and Windows among others,” Spencer when Microsoft Official called on President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House on Monday, May 13.
The MKU Vice-Chancellor Stanley Waudo said the deal was a major boost to the institution’s open distance and e-learning programmes.
This, Waudo noted will help in attracting and retaining students.
“We have more than 16,000 students in the programmes. Our university operations are also recorded on technology platforms. The collaboration will help us develop a competitive advantage in ICT,” Waudo said
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