For the third year in a row, the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa has been selected by the Microsoft Corporation to be a Showcase School.
Microsoft Acknowledges Schools For Using Technology
By Anthony Nwaka. Posted February 15, 2016: Microsoft said it has acknowledged 42 schools across Africa for their best use of Microsoft technology in an initiative dubbed ‘Microsoft Showcase Schools’.
Microsoft said that the programme amplifies the use of modern technology to drive transformation and efficiencies in education. These are schools using the Micosoft Surface, Office 365 Education, Office Mix, OneNote, Skype to modernize schools and improve learning.
Schools from Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia were named Microsoft Showcase Schools this year.
“At Microsoft we are committed to ensuring youth have the skills and access to technology they need to get the best education possible. Technology alone can’t transform education, but it is an accelerator when embraced by educators who see its value.”
– Warren H.A La Fleur, Microsoft Regional Manager, Education Industry for West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands
Microsoft plans to continue partnering with more schools so that in the next five years every African country with a national technology deployment will have a core ‘army’ of 21st century-ready schools, which will model new competencies and accompany other schools in their journey to transformation.
The Microsoft Showcase Schools for 2016 in Africa include: L’école internationale les Alizés in Cape Verde; Westlands Primary School in Kenya; Mary Mount Secondary School in Kenya; Maralal Primary School in Kenya; Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa in Kenya; SARM State Secondary School in Mauritius; and Groupe Scolaire La Pointe des Almadies in Senegal.
Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali