The Mastercard Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Education of the FDRE (MoE), Arizona State University (ASU), and Shayashone (SYS), has launched a new project titled 'E-Learning for Strengthening Higher Education (E-SHE).’ The partnership intends to enhance the quality, accessibility, and resilience of higher education by adopting a digital learning system. The ultimate goal of the project is to equip young graduates of HE with the skills needed for employment and entrepreneurship. The E-SHE targets to reach 800,000 students by training and utilizing the learning platform.
As part of kick-off of the partnership a one-day internalization workshop was held In Bishoftu on July 11,2022 among the leadership team of the five universities (Addis Ababa University, Bahir-dar University, Dire Dawa University, Hawassa University and Jimma University) and other departments within the Ministry of Education. The workshop was attended by the management of these universities’ presidents, academic vice presidents, ICT heads, and e-learning directors, CEOs of the Ministry of Education, Project team from Mastercard Foundation, Shayashone, and Arizona State University.
In this workshop, the five universities' management were briefed about the current context of digital learning and rationale for the envisioned E-SHE project, the overall targets and interventions of the project, the technical features of the envisaged LMS and SIS, the anticipated capacity building interventions within the project, and responsibilities of core partners, and expectations from the partner universities were thoroughly addressed.
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