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Partners Sign Pact To Roll Out Coding Syllabus In Schools

Credit Bank, Microsoft and Kodris Africa Partner To Enhance Coding Syllabus

Partners Sign Pact To Roll Out Coding Syllabus In Schools

Coding is about to become a reality for many Kenyan students, thanks to the participation of various institutions in the rollout of the recently approved primary and secondary school curriculum.

Credit Bank, Microsoft Africa, and Kodris Africa announced a collaboration on Wednesday to promote the e-learning platform that teaches students real coding language.

The collaboration will also allow Kodris Africa to expand its coding curriculum into other African countries. Kodris is certified by Pearson, one of the largest educational institutions in the world.

The announcement comes after the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development approved the Kodris Africa coding syllabus on April 19, according to CEO Charles Ong’ondo, making Kenya the first country in Africa to achieve this important educational milestone.

“Pearson Assured is a service that independently benchmarks and verifies the training provided by various organisations and agencies around the world,” said Pearson Country Sales Manager in Turkey Cem Sezer.

Irene Githinji, Microsoft Africa Development Center Programme Manager, Student and Education Engagements, stated that the promotion of coding, a signature subject in the study of computer science and the digital world, is an extension of Microsoft’s two-decade commitment to Kenya’s Ministry of Education.

“The Ministry of Education has made a great step in the right direction by approving a product that will enhance digital literacy among students in Kenya. We enjoin ourselves in this journey to bring this piece of education to Kenyan schools.

“Students who learn and understand coding have an advantage of becoming full participants – rather than merely spectating – in a heavily computerised and digitised world,” said Ms Githinji.

In the partnership, Credit Bank becomes the first bank in Africa to support the deployment of the novel syllabus which is expected to deepen digital literacy and enhance employability among learners who study it.

“The beauty of understanding how digitization and connectivity works means that our children will have an opportunity to compete for job opportunities beyond boundaries without necessarily having to travel there in the world of remote working.”

Bank Chief Executive Officer Betty Korir said the bank would support schools who will deploy the Kodris Africa platform as part of the bank’s commitment to deepening its social impact in the education sector.

“It is critical that this skill begins to be understood at this elementary level. We are doing this to prepare the young Kenyan citizen for the future workplace,” said Korir.

Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene said the partnership would enhance digital literacy among Kenyan students.

“Pearson Assured is a service that independently benchmarks and verifies the training provided by various organisations and agencies around the world,” said Pearson Country Sales Manager in Turkey Cem Sezer.

Irene Githinji, Microsoft Africa Development Center Programme Manager, Student and Education Engagements, stated that the promotion of coding, a signature subject in the study of computer science and the digital world, is an extension of Microsoft’s two-decade commitment to Kenya’s Ministry of Education.

“The beauty of understanding how digitization and connectivity works means that our children will have an opportunity to compete for job opportunities beyond boundaries without necessarily having to travel there in the world of remote working,” said Ms Githinji.

Credit Bank is the first bank in Africa to support the implementation of the novel syllabus, which is expected to deepen digital literacy and increase employability among students who study it.

“Bank CEO Betty Korir stated that the bank will support schools that use the Kodris Africa platform as part of the bank’s commitment to expanding its social impact in the education sector.


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“It is critical that this skill begins to be understood at this elementary level. We are doing this to prepare the young Kenyan citizen for the future workplace,” said Korir.

Mugumo Munene, CEO of Kodris Africa, stated that the collaboration would improve digital literacy among Kenyan students.

Partners Sign Pact To Roll Out Coding Syllabus In Schools

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