M-PESA Foundation Academy wins top ICT award
The M-PESA Foundation Academy has become the first learning institution to be recognised as the Company of the year at the East Africa CIO awards.
Apart from the company of the year award, the 4-year-old school also received two other recognitions for their use of ICT in both teaching and learning.
“We are honored to have been recognised for our integration of technology in the way we deliver education. Our learners and teachers have fully embraced technology in the way they learn and teach including delivery of content, assessment, research and presentations,” said Paul Ngugi, the head of Technology and Learning Innovations at the academy .
“This particular fete is recognition for the amazing work that our Technology and Learning Innovations team has done to ensure that our learners and educators are exposed to the latest technology and learning management systems,” said Les Baillie, CEO, M-PESA Foundation Academy.
Last year, the Airbus Foundation partnered with M-PESA Foundation Academy to launch the Little Engineer Program in Kenya.
This program aims at encouraging students between the age of 10 and 16 to understand, embrace technology and ignite the passion that could grow into an exciting career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
The institution’s Head of Technology and Learning Innovations was also among those shortlisted for the prestigious East Africa CIO of the Year Award.
James Kizza, the IT Assistant Commissioner of Uganda Revenue Authority, won the award and was recognized for his crucial role in the trail-blazing digital development at the institution.
The M-PESA Foundation Academy offers a platform for economically disadvantaged students with Learners joining form one being offered full 4-year scholarships.
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