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Spelman Hosts Historic STEM Partnership Signing with Kenyan Leaders


A historic moment at Spelman College as President William Samoei Ruto, PhD and US Ambassador Kenya, Meg Whitman, witnessed the signing of a Framework for Cooperation to drive STEM innovation & job growth in Kenya & globally by a team lead by Prime Cabinet Secretary, Hon Musalia Mudavadi. The initiative fosters partnerships between universities & industry, including collaboration with HBCUs, The Open University of Kenya, Mastercard & Microsoft.

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The Open University of Kenya (OUK) is a virtual learning institution deeply committed to advancing education and driving socio-economic growth within Kenya and beyond. Access to higher education has remained a major challenge in Kenya and this has disadvantaged citizens who seek to improve their knowledge, upscale skills and for posterity. Experts have noted that increasing the number of educational institutions so as to match the rate of population growth is an extremely difficult if not impossible solution especially when financial and other resource constraints are considered. Open and Distance Learning approaches, coupled with innovative ICT solutions, have proofed viable alternatives to providing excellent education to millions of people located wherever and whenever by different life circumstances.