10 March 2014

Rwanda Govt and Microsoft Partner to Boost Education

The ministry of education in Rwanda and Microsoft has signed an agreement dubbed 'Education Transformation Agreement' with the plan of improving learning innovation and skills development for both teachers and students.

According to The New Times the project to be initiated through Microsoft's Partners in learning initiative and is necessitated by the growing need to give more access to ICT in primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary and vocational education

"The Ministry of Education is open to embracing new approaches to teaching and learning to further education quality and the use of technology is at the centre of these approaches," said Dr. Vincent Biruta, Minister for Education, after signing the agreement in Kigali.

The minister said he believed that the initiative would enhance the country's capacity to address most issues in Rwanda's education quality.

The agreement stipulates that the education ministry will together with stakeholders come up with effective strategies while Microsoft has the role of spearheading these strategies through provision of its products such as Office 365 among other programmes and services.

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