Microsoft gives special offer to Kuwait students
The software giant has made inroads into the country’s education system
Microsoft Kuwait has signed an agreement with the country's Educational Holding Group to provide a special offer on Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus to students of its American Creativity Academy.
"Microsoft believes that education is the single most important investment in the future of individuals, communities, nations, and the world. Today's [Tuesday's] announcement builds on our commitment to collaborating with academic institutions and private sector organisations in Kuwait to contribute to socio-economic development and accelerate the evolution of a knowledge-based society. We support Holding Group's efforts to increase access to quality education and improved learning methods for their students and look forward to extending this partnership with other educational institutions in the country," said Ehab Mostafa, Country Manager, Microsoft Kuwait.
According to Microsoft, its Office programmes are currently used by 93% of education institutions around the world, aiding teachers to reach and motivate students. This widespread use of Microsoft technology means that it is critical for students to understand and be able to use the programmes throughout their education and into their working life..
Earlier this year Microsoft released Education Add-ins which are designed to enable educators to quickly create multimedia lessons, interactive quizzes, assignments, and math visualizations with little training or support.
The software company's collaboration with the Educational Holding Group is an important step in maximising its reach to the entire student lifecycle from K-12 to tertiary education and vocational training and development.
"The group has always stressed on the highest quality control in all its education systems so that our students receive the best education and skills they need to make development sustainable. To achieve this requirement, the group's investments align their educational content and structure to match the new demands of the global market, knowledge economy and information technology. This new agreement with Microsoft for the students of our American Creative Academy is a step in this direction," said Dr Bader Al Zaid Al Traiji, CEO, Educational Holding Group.