Information and communications technology (ICT) is critical in fueling economic development, increasing workforce competitiveness, transitioning to a knowledge-based economy and driving job creation.

To transform education in and beyond the classroom, there is need to drive for both holistic and systemic change and work collaboratively to bring the best ideas, tools and partnerships forward. The new era of digital learning requires all stakeholders from government leaders, curriculum publishers, equipment manufacturers, technology providers, institutions of learning and service organizations to be  aligned  in order to facilitate change.

The Microsoft Education Transformation Agreement is a comprehensive partnership that will enhance positive changes in teaching and learning, besides improving learning outcomes for students. The Education Transformation Agreement aims at  establishing  commitments from all stakeholders in order to ensure that they are  all  working towards common goals. These shared commitments form the basis of a partnership, strengthened with regular review and measurement to keep the components of the educational programmes effective and aligned. For over 30 years, Microsoft has been engaging with governments and institutions across the world to help transform education through the power of ICT.

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a premier chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified university committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education to promote human resource development.  It is a member of Inter-University Council of East Africa, African Association of Universities, United Nation Academic Impact and Association of Commonwealth Universities. Its programmes are accessible through a well-structured network of campuses in East Africa and a global footprint through open, distance and electronic learning that is  supported by an elaborate web-based platform.

MKU has established several synergetic institutional and industrial partnerships/ linkages at local, regional and international levels to enable the students unlock their infinite possibilities. The signing of the Microsoft Education Transformation Agreement on Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 at MKU’s main campus, Thika, will therefore go a long way in positively transforming the students, faculty and the communities. The ceremony will kick off at 10.30 am.