Renowned education technologies firm, Kodris Africa has collaborated with Safaricom to promote the study of coding through the purchase of annual lessons on the M-pesa App.
Kodris Africa CEO, Mugumo Munene confirmed that their collaboration with the communication company will last long to ensure this project is fully incorporated in the education system in Kenya.
“The digital revolution taking place throughout the world is transforming how work is done. The skills that students will learn via Kodris Africa will be relevant today and tomorrow and allow them to explore and unleash their creativity and innovativeness in a highly digitalised and a computerised world which offers growth opportunities,” said Munene.
The coding syllabus was recently approved by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
Customers will be expected to acquire tokens that will enable them to access the coding lessons for a period of one year and then activate them using their electronic digital devices.
Kodris Africa is the provider of Kenya’s first ever government approved programme for teaching coding, a skill that is highly demanded in the present world. This programme is now in the roll-out stage in the country.
The project is online based and individuals can purchase permits so that students with computers can access the programme from home.
“We are expected to partner with Kodris to expand access to learning solutions to our customers who can now conveniently access the Kodris Mini App through our M-pesa Super App,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO Safaricom.