Mt Kenya University partners with Microsoft to promote digital skills

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Microsoft, America’s giant computer company, has partnered with Mount Kenya University to empower youths on the ICT skills.

The partnership will see improved use of ICT through the signing of education transformational agreements between public and private organizations.

This week, senior Microsoft officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Mt Kenya University, one of its key partners in the project.

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“The new era of digital learning requires stakeholders — from government leaders, curriculum publishers, equipment manufacturers, technology providers, and service organizations — aligned to enable change,” Mr. Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft Corporation, said.

MKU Vice-Chancellor Stanley Waudo (left) said the institution’s open distance and e-learning programs would benefit from the partnership and help attract and retain students.

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“We have more than 16,000 students in the programs. Our university operations are also recorded on technology platforms. The collaboration will help us develop a competitive advantage in ICT,” Prof Waudo said.

Microsoft has signed 100 similar agreements across the globe.

A team from the corporation also toured Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.




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