ICDL Africa held its 3rd annual Accredited Test Centre (ATC) Forum on 26 October, bringing together ATCs from Kenya and wider East Africa. The Forum took place in Nairobi, and saw the largest attendance to date, with the participation of ATCs from Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The CEO of ICDL Foundation, Damien O’Sullivan, attended, as well as Viola Dondo, the Executive Director of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe. Viola shared the experience of running ICDL in Zimbabwe, noting in particular, the success of the recent piloting of the ICT in Education module. Programme Implementation Specialist, Peter Maina, gave a presentation about the new Train the Trainer Programme, and there was also a panel discussion on the 2016 enhancements to the ICDL programme that included 3 ATCs taking part in the discussion on stage and sharing their experiences of implementing the new changes over recent months. Finally, a roundtable discussion took place between members of the newly expanded ICDL Africa team and ATCs to discuss topics that were raised during the forum, as well as other challenges and opportunities for the programme in the year ahead.
The ATC Awards were presented at the end of the Forum to the following winners:
Outstanding Initiative Award - Jaffery Institute of Professional Studies, Mombasa, Kenya
- Operational Excellence Award – INtel College, Nairobi, Kenya
- Marketing Excellence Award - Memon College – Mombasa, Kenya
- Special Recognition Award - MindLeaps, Kigali, Rwanda
- Pioneer Award – Nu-Vision High School, Kigali, Rwanda