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First elearning syllabus for schools by Kenyan Ministry

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First e-learning curriculum for schools was launched recently by Kenya. The key focus of the curriculum is on learning institutions to embrace new innovations in IT. The launch took place as part of the first ever regional e-learning conference which officially kicked off in Kenya, recently. The three-day conference organized by the country's Ministry of Education, Microsoft, Kenya ICT Trust Fund, the UN Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) and ICWE Africa has attracted over 1,500 participants from Eastern and Central Africa. Education ministers from the region were also in attendance.

The occasion was graced by presence of Kenyan Education Minister Sam Ongeri. It was mentioned that the conference was held at a time when the country has accelerated its efforts to achieve education for all and Vision 2030. The conference marked a critical milestone in embracing ICT in education and its integration in the education sectors of the nations represented. Held at the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE), the conference was viewed as an effort to bring together ICT players from the region. These players were assumed to act as a catalyst to shape global economy and reach desired goals. The conference themed as Transforming Education Through E-learning, was to discuss use of ICT in learning.

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