Microsoft taking lead on e-learning in Africa

According to the article published on IT News Africa website, Microsoft yesterday co-chaired a roundtable discussion on the need for private and public partnerships (PPPs) to deliver relevant, sustainable and scalable solutions that will promote e-learning in Africa.

The roundtable resulted in the proposal of an EU pan-African solution that will allow school to have access to devices, connectivity, and e-learning services. The roundtable is one of the key side events at this year’s EU-Africa Business Forum.

The roundtable was jointly led by Microsoft’s Africa Initiatives Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Louis Onyango Otieno, alongside SES’ Vice President for Institutional Relations, Christine Leurquin.

The session brought together representatives of African governments and their respective ministries of education, multilaterals, information technology and telecommunications specialists, financial institutions and other private sector players. It gave participants the opportunity to discuss connectivity and affordability challenges in the roll-out of e-schools across the continent.

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