Thursday, 18 Jan 2018

MMU hosts ITU Deputy Sec. General

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General Malcolm Johnson (second left) receives a gift pack from Multimedia University of Kenya Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Mbatia at the VC’s Board Room on Thursday, 7th December, 2017. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General Malcolm Johnson (second left) receives a gift pack from Multimedia University of Kenya Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Mbatia at the VC’s Board Room on Thursday, 7th December, 2017.

 

Multimedia University of Kenya hosted International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General Malcolm Johnson in a day the continent was celebrating the 2017 African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Day.


The ATU Day is a day meant for the continent and specially for Kenya to assess the impact of telecommunication developments, and celebrate the role the ICT innovations play in driving socio-economic growth of the country.


Being a key player in Telecommunications training and ICT innovations, Multimedia University of Kenya is set to become a member of ITU and be in the forefront in driving the country’s digital economy agenda through research and innovation.


Speaking at the university, Johnson noted that universities can benefit from ITU’s membership by participating in ITU’s policy formulation and capacity building through training among others.


“ITU has numerous initiatives that support and promote the advancement of academic institutions. Capacity building through training, participation in policy formulation and student internships are some of the benefits for universities, said Mr. Johnson.


In his remarks, MMU Ag. Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Mbatia said that the university is ready to become a member of ITU adding that the institution has expertise in Telecommunication, ICT and Media and Communication that can be engaged through research and consultancies to help grow the continent’s digital economy development.


Prof. Mbatia noted that the management supports the initiative joining ITU saying that it will offer international exposure to the university and the staff to engage in research and consultancy activities.

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Deputy Secretary General Malcolm Johnson with ICT Museum Ag. Director Mr. Samuel Odoyo on Thursday, 7th December, 2017.


This year’s ATU Day theme is, Development of the Digital Economy and Impact of Services and Applications on Socio-economic Development in Africa, and MMU continues to drive the growth of Telecommunication and ICT innovations through the Kenya Korea Information Access Centre and ICT Museum.

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