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Posta searches for firms to develop mobile platform

Joe Mucheru ICTDAILY NATION By SANDRA CHAO-BLASTO

Friday May 28, 2017

The Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) is looking for local and international mobile software developers to integrate all the services they offer into a mobile application.

According to an expression of interest notice, Posta sought to find a company that would customise the ePosta application to run on Android, Windows and iOS devices.

“PCK wishes to develop one mobile application that has all its products and services. The application should be so deployed that it can be downloaded from appropriate market places,” said Posta.

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Govt to continue with laptop project as 700,000 benefit

DnLAPTOPs1204rdpxDAILY NATION By OUMA WANZALA

Monday April 17, 2017

More than 700,000 Class One pupils out of 1.2 million have received tablet computers under the digital literacy programme, Deputy President William Ruto has said.

Mr Ruto said more pupils will receive the devices, which have been behind schedule since 2013.

“We will bring more schools on board,” the Deputy President said in a speech read on his behalf by Basic Education Director Leah Rotich during the 9th national secondary school students leadership conference at Bomas of Kenya.

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ICT policy must have diverse voices, not just coders and engineers

Bd-ICT internetDAILY NATION By NANJIRA SAMBULI

Monday April 10, 2017

This week, I came across a //medium.com/@fdamilola/career-options-in-tech-for-non-techy-nigerians-e98c7357c526">great piece on how those who do not write code can be contributors and players in our nascent ICT industries.

From Quality Assurance to Human Resource managers, the author did a good job of showcasing that the tech industry isn’t just for engineers and coders.

As the policy discussion on ICT shapes up to inform the desired knowledge economies in Africa, it is important to ensure the industry is not perceived as solely for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates.

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Private schools cry foul over laptop project

DNLaptop1806cDAILY NATION By GALGALO BOCHA

Tuesday April 11, 2017

Private schools have decried their exclusion from the Jubilee government’s laptop project, which involves issuance of tablets to public school pupils.

Private school managers argued that, despite their schools handling a large percentage of the country’s school going children, they have been sidelined in the use of digital learning devices under the Digital Literacy Programme.

Speaking at the 20th annual Directors Conference at Sai Rock Beach Hotel in Mombasa on Monday, Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) national chairperson Mutheu Kasanga called on Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to issue a policy directive on the matter.

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Varsities and employers team up to resolve skills mismatch

chancellorspicDAILY NATION By OUMA WANZALA

Thursday April 06, 2017

Universities have teamed up with employers to resolve a mismatch between skills impacted in students and the demand in the market.

The objective is to network and link leaders from industry and universities for sustainability.

The initiative, university-industry sustainability platform, was launched at a conference organised by Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University in partnership with Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and Visions of Hope for Africa.

Speaking at the event on Friday, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, commended the partnership saying it will play an important role to address the skills gap between academia and the industry.

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