Multimedia University College of Kenya launched the modernized the Kenya-Korean Information Access Centre which is aimed to provide the platform and tools, to bridge the digital divide and join the global village, at the touch of a button.
The modern internet laboratory has video conference facilities with live which were used during the launch to broadcast the live speeches over the Internets world-over. The Wide Area Network broadband was facilitated by the KENET. During the tour at the university, the guests also toured and praised the efforts of the university in starting the first ever ICT Museum in East and Central Africa Region with rich history of telecommunications and computing technologies. They also visited the Radio Studio at the Faculty of Media and Communications.
The Objectives of IAC
Kenya-Korean Information Access Centre aims to promote entrepreneurship on the University campus in line with Vision 2030 of Kenya. The ICT Business Pre-Incubator Cell will allow students and staff with a project idea to develop competencies as future business leaders on campus. They can afterwards move to the NCB ICT Incubator Centres such as the Samia Business Park or the upcoming Konza City to set up their own business and eventually graduate from there when the business has expanded sufficiently.
The IAC further aims at Promoting the culture of entrepreneurship on the campus by providing students and faculty members with the necessary knowledge and skills for the launching of their own business in the ICT sector. It also aim at developing their competences as future business leaders and inter-linking research and development forums on live education discussions world-wide.
The Centre was launched by Honourable Kim Kyung Sup, the President of NCIA, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Chan-woo Kim, Ambassador Korea embassy; Amb. Josia Green, Acting Chairman of Council.
High ranking dignitaries from Ministry of Higher Education (MoHEST) and Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) and Ministry of Communications and Technology, Chief of Ongata Rongai, and eminent guests and students were also precent.
The Commemorative plaque of the Kenya-Korean Information Access Centre was unveiled by Honorable Kim Kyung Sup, the President of NCIA was on first floor, Block D Site, Multimedia University.
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