Safaricom and Kodris Introduce Tokens in Mpesa App Allowing Students Purchase Coding Lessons
In order to encourage the study of coding in the country, Safaricom has partnered with the education technologies firm Kodris Africa and made it possible to purchase lessons using the M-PESA app.
Through the M-PESA platform, customers can now buy tokens that will deliver a year’s worth of coding lessons, which they can then activate on a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer to teach their kids how to program computers.
The partnership with Safaricom, according to Kodris Africa CEO Mugumo Munene, will go a long way toward promoting the subject in Kenya’s educational system.
“The digital revolution taking place throughout the world is transforming how work is done. The skills that students will learn via Kodris Africa will be relevant today and tomorrow and allow them to explore and unleash their creativity and innovativeness in a highly digitized and computerized world which offers growth opportunities,” said Munene.
“We are excited to partner with Kodris to expand access to learning solutions to our customers who can now conveniently access the Kodris Mini App through our M-PESA Super App,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO Safaricom.
Kodris Africa is the provider of Kenya’s first-ever government-approved programme for teaching coding which is now the most demanded skill in the world.
The programme is classified as curriculum support material at KICD but is also applicable to students in all other modern education systems.
The curriculum has an easy-to-use interface and is therefore easy to teach and learn.
The syllabus, which is presented for learners through an interactive online studio, is also the first coding interactive programme to be accredited by Pearson, a global education group.
The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development approved a programme for teaching coding which is now in the roll-out stages in the country.
The programme is online based and individuals can choose to purchase licenses so that students who have access to computers and the Internet at home can access the programme.