Kenya’s software development institution Moringa School and Impact Hub Accra have signed a partnership that will see students from Ghana join the institution.
The new announcement follows the announcement of its new CEO, scale-up specialist Snehar Shah, and a curriculum agreement with Flatiron School last month.
“The Covid-19 pandemic and the growth of the tech sector across Africa provided Moringa with an opportunity to re-think its campus-based teaching model and overall strategy to ensure it continues to make significant contributions to the development of human capital in Africa’s tech ecosystem and connecting that human capital to meaningful opportunities,” the Institution said in a statement.
Snehar Shah – Moringa’s new CEO said, “We are excited to bring to you this new Moringa brand that is focused on empowering students to discover their potential, grow their technical skills, and transform their realities through market-aligned tech skills training for career-readiness…This partnership with Impact Hub Accra will help us empower Ghanaian students with the tools to build lasting careers with greater confidence, competence, and possibility. We cannot wait to flag off the first class later this month.
Kelechi Victor Ofeogbu, Impact Hub Accra’s Chief Operating Officer also commented, ”As the Ghanaian technology and innovation ecosystem becomes more connected and adapts to tackle layers of local and global challenges, there is an increasing need to train and equip professional software developers who in collaboration with their peers can think about and develop quality solutions to these challenges, the ability to solve these challenges is what makes them an opportunity for growth, we are excited to partner with market leader Moringa School to bring home this opportunity for talent growth and development.”
The inaugural 5-month Software Development Class in Ghana that will be run by Moringa using Flatiron School’s curriculum will be delivered at Impact Hub Accra. Flatiron School is an education innovator teaching students in-demand tech skills like software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and UX/UI design.
Africa still faces a shortage of IT talent. The gap can only be closed when more students are enrolled on IT and IT-related courses.