KODRIS LAUNCHES M-PESA MINI-APP TO DEEPEN CODING SKILLS IN KENYA

Education technologies firm Kodris Africa has now partnered with Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) to promote the study of coding through the purchase of annual lessons on the M-PESA app. Customers can now be able to purchase tokens that will provide a year’s worth of coding lessons through the M-PESA platform and then activate them on a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer for their children to start learning how to programme computers. Kodris Africa is the provider of Kenya’s first-ever government-approved programme for teaching coding, which is now the most demanded skill in…

National Oil Corporation commissions community projects for Block 14T

The National Oil Corporation of Kenya has commissioned and handed over key community sustainability projects in Block 14T (Magadi Sub-basin) where the Corporation has been undertaking oil exploration activities within the southern part of Block 14T that stretches from Kajiado, Narok to Nakuru and Baringo counties. While accompanying the Board of Directors on a tour of the Block where the Corporation is undertaking further data acquisition, the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Leparan Morintat commissioned and handed over a modern girl’s dormitory installed with forty (40) double-decker beds and completed with…

USIU-Africa University Council names Prof. Margee Ensign as the new Vice Chancellor

By Michelle Anzaya   The United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) University Council Chairman Kris Ole-Senanu has announced the appointment of Professor Margee Ensign as the new substantive Vice-Chancellor of USIU-Africa with effect from September 1, 2022. Prof. Ensign, who will be taking over from the USIU-Africa Interim Vice Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown, currently serves as the President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, where she served as President from 2010 to 2017. She was requested to return to AUN in 2021, having assumed the position of Vice-Chancellor…

Cadbury’s Digital Library Of African Stories To Inspire A Love For Reading

Cadbury has today unveiled a digital children’s books library as part of its social mission to inspire more generosity in the world by promoting a reading culture among African children through the creation of books that reflect their realities. The campaign dubbed ‘#InOurOwnWords’ has seen authors from across the continent producing thirty stories which have been published in Swahili, English and French. The work is the result of a recent poll by Mondelez International, Cadbury East Africa’s holding company that indicated that African parents struggle to find content that is…

CADBURY UNVEILS A DIGITAL LIBRARY OF AFRICAN STORIES TO INSPIRE A LOVE FOR READING

Cadbury has today unveiled a digital children’s books library as part of its social mission to inspire more generosity in the world by promoting a reading culture among African children through the creation of books that reflect their realities. The campaign dubbed ‘#InOurOwnWords’ has seen authors from across the continent producing thirty stories which have been published in Swahili, English and French. The work is the result of a recent poll by Mondelez International, Cadbury East Africa’s holding company that indicated that African parents struggle to find content that is…

Time To Plan For Your Child’s Education

With the 2022 academic calendar underway and as you look forward to a promising year, the golden question is, do you have a financial plan for your children? One of the most challenging tasks parents or guardians have had to face is ensuring that their children are well equipped for their studies. With the provision of a new curriculum and calendar dates from the ministry of education, time is undoubtedly constrained. The reality is that the absence of a sound financial plan jeopardizes a parent’s commitment to providing a promising…

75 graduate from Strathmore, Xetova Executive Leadership program in Supply Chain Transformation.

By Michelle Anzaya  Strathmore Business School, in partnership with Xetova, a technology company with a key focus of helping organizations utilize their data more effectively, has trained more than 106 executives in an Artificial Intelligence-based supply chain transformation program intended to transform their organizations’ procurement processes. The executives drawn from 54 organizations cutting across both private and public sectors, were trained on usage of data in their supply chain strategies to make the right management decisions. The inaugural cohort of 75 executive leaders graduated today in a colourful ceremony at…

Education Policy Makers asked to respond to Africa’s learning crisis

Africa is experiencing a learning crisis which requires urgent response.  According to the World Bank, 9 out of 10 children in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) do not achieve basic reading and numeracy skills by the age of 10 (World Bank, 2019). This is a shocking statistic, especially when compared to developed economies where only 1 out of 10 children do not achieve basic literacy and numeracy skills at the same age. In Kenya, 56% of children cannot read and understand simple texts at the end of primary school. The World Bank predicts that…

How NASA Technology Can Help Save The World’s Largest Shark

Credits CNN In a report for Call to Earth, CNN hears how thousands of people around the world are lending a hand to help save the world’s largest fish – the whale shark. Co-founded by Australian marine biologist Brad Norman, The Wildbook for Whale Sharks is an online photo-identification library that uses NASA technology to identify individual sharks by the patterns on their skin. Thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ around the world submit photos that provide critical information about the endangered species’ population hotspots and migration routes. Today, the database holds…

City Hall to work with MPs in improving education standards in the city

Nairobi City County Deputy Govenor Ann Kananu has promised to work with all the 17 MPs and the national government to upgrade learning facilities in the county. While recognising that education is not entirely devolved, Ms Kananu noted that it paramount for all stakeholders to work together to secure the future of thousands of students at various level of learning. ” We have a role to play in building enough and quality ECDE centres in all our schools , building more technical and vocational training institutions even as we support…