Intel Corporation, the Ministry of Education and various stake holders in the education, such as the Teachers Service Commission and CEMASTER, are coming together for an Intel education transformation workshop with the objective of promoting the transformation of the education system in Kenya to better prepare and equip the learners for the 21st century world realities.
According to Engineer Joseph Nsengimana, Intel Corporate Affairs and Strategic Alliance Director for Africa this workshop is another step in the growing collaboration between Intel and the Kenyan government. He added that this collaboration has already seen the launch of a teacher training programs that aims at training teachers throughout Kenya on how to use technology and to use it to teach as well as the global development alliances among Intel, USAID, Microsoft, Cisco, and the Kenyan government that established the Accelerated 21st Century Education project which will create a one to one e-learning classrooms in 60 focus schools across Kenya.
“Intel Corporation is committed to the education worldwide, it the company’s firm belief that every learner deserves a quality education, one does prepares her or him to succeed. That is why Intel has invested over a billion of USD in the last decade, past decade in helping teachers to teach, students to learn and universities to innovate”, stated Eng. Nsengimana.
In his keynote while opening the workshop, the Ministry of Education, Prof.James Ole Kiyaipi stated that harnessing the combined potential of high speed connectivity and technology in the education sector; it will help the government achieve its objectives in the education sector in line with the economic blueprint – Vision 2030. “We have taken significant steps to transform our education system and make it responsive to job market dynamics through collaboration with specialists in the private sector like Intel Corporation. A solid education provides learners with the tools and knowledge to develop innovative ideas and gives them the foundation they need to succeed in life and to contribute to the development of their countries. It therefore becomes imperative for governments to find solutions that make education relevant, accessible, empowering and affordable.”
Mr. Omar Bajaber, Intel Kenya Country Manager indicated his pleasure in the increase collaboration with the MoE and indicated that “Intel’s partnership with the government is aimed at achieving better learning and skills development outcome through technology”.