Government Set to Open the Kenya Virtual University By September 2023,
September launch date for Konza University
Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy The virtual institution, according to Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo, wants to increase access to reasonably priced higher education.
The goal of the online university is to provide access to education.
As one of its signature initiatives, the government plans to launch the Kenya National Open University at Konza Technopolis by September of this year.
University of Eliud Owalo offers postgraduate programs in cutting-edge research and technology. Eliud Owalo is the Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy.
No of where a student lives or their level of income, a university education will be more inexpensive, accessible, and reachable once the school is up and running, according to Owalo.
The CS stated that plans were also well along for the operationalization of the Kenya Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Kenya-AIST) at Konza Technopolis on Monday while presenting a report on the One-Year Status Report of the Ministry of Information, Communications, and the Digital Economy.
The school, which is still being built and is expected to open this year, will, according to him, provide postgraduate programs in cutting-edge science and technology.
Owalo stated that the Ministry intends to provide the training facilities with a total of 23,000 digital gadgets in cooperation with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions. Already, 112 institutions have been given access to 8,159 digital gadgets.
According to the CS, as of July 31st this year, 6,700 virtual desktops had been distributed to 77 Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions; four universities had received 400; one community centre, 21 schools, and eight ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) had each received 100; and one county government had received 100 and five virtual desktops, respectively.
He claimed that the Ministry had connected 109,000 young people from the Ajira program to digital jobs, including BPO firms with headquarters in Ndhiwa, Mbeere, Kirinyaga, Central, Mombasa, and Nairobi.
Under the Ajira Digital Programme, “we have equally trained a total of 336,000 youth on digital jobs, and we have formed and institutionalized 74 Ajira digital clubs, which are sustainable platforms,” the official continued.
In order to provide citizens with technical and vocational digital education and digital skills for professions requiring digital capabilities, the CS continued by stating that the Ministry is promoting digital skills and job development through the Ajira and Jitume programs.
Government Set to Open the Kenya Virtual University By September 2023