The Safaricom Academy pre-graduation ceremony is an annual event that recognizes the graduating class and awards outstanding students in the academy, prior to to the main Strathmore University graduation ceremony. During the ceremony the students also demo mobile applications that they have developed in the course of their studies and showcase other achievements such as startups or new insight from research work carried out for their dissertations.
This year, the ceremony will be held at the Michael Joseph Centre. The Safaricom Academy as the name suggest is sponsored by Safaricom LTD under an academic-industry partnership between Strathmore University and Safaricom. Through this partnership, Strathmore offers training and academic qualification for the Master in Mobile and Telecommunication Innovation (MSc.MTI). Safaricom on the other hand has provided support for a state of the art computer lab and classroom as well as an annual scholarship program worth more than KES. 20 million per year. The Academy is a unique master degree program in Mobile Telecommunication and Innovation that equips scholars with hands-on skills and knowledge to venture into industry as highly skilled professionals or entrepreneurs of innovative tech startups.
More than 40 students from the class of 2012 will be recognized and the top students awarded for best student overall, best Dissertation, best mobile application and other achievements.
Date: 13th June 2014
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre, Waiyaki Way Nairobi.