Positivo BGH Chief Executive Officer, Miguel Stief and Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga guaranteed the country of a successful roll-out of the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP). This was established Friday, February 12, 2016 when the Positivo BGH C.E.O paid a courtesy call on Prof. Imbuga to discuss on how to effectively and efficiently implement the programme.
While acknowledging the tireless effort the two organizations – JKUAT and Positivo BGH – have put in to win the DLP bid, Miguel reckoned that the project will play a key role in enabling more Kenyans, especially the younger generation embrace technology for the betterment of their lives.
“Our aim as a company is to make technology accessible especially in the education sector, in order to transform peoples’ lives,” quipped the C.E.O
Miguel is certain that the partnership with the university will go beyond the DLP. He said Positivo BGH will collaborate with JKUAT by investing in research and professional development.
On her part, Prof. Imbuga said the expectation of the country was enormous and assured Positivo BGH of JKUAT’s commitment to the success of the programme.
“I have confidence with the JKUAT team. The team has shown great innovation and creativity which can be harnessed to transform the education sector in the country, and I am buoyant this programme will not only be beneficial to the pupils, but will also create employment for the Kenyan citizens,” she said.
Prof. Imbuga noted that ICT for education goes beyond deployment of infrastructure to cover interaction between learners and teachers. She welcomed Positivo BGH C.E.O remarks on engaging in ICT research and knowledge transfer.
JKUAT in collaboration with Positivo BGH will supply, install and commission digital learning solutions in 21 counties. The DLP is set to supply laptops to 1.2 million pupils in 22, 000 public primary schools by the close of the year.
Miguel was accompanied by Positivo BGH Project Manager, Marcelo Felipe. Others present were the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance), Prof. Otoki Moirongo, and Director, Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park, Dr. Suleiman Oketch.