Microsoft has entered into a partnership with Dell Technologies and signed an MoU with the Jamii Bora Bank Limited (JBBL) to supply laptops to 30,000 tertiary students across Kenya.
The program is being spearheaded by JBBL’s leasing subsidiary, Jamii Bora Leasing Limited, allowing Dell Technologies supply the laptops through its licensed distributors in Kenya. Microsoft is expected to provide negotiated Windows 10 and Office software packages through its ‘Shape the Future’ program to furnish the students.
The Jamii Bora Bank Group Chief Executive, Sam Kimani said the bank has allocated Ksh. 450 million for the leasing agreement targeting to purchase at least 10,000 devices within the first year. The bank also plans to spend the same amount for the subsequent years. The JBBL’s Edu-Leasing program will ultimately make the students own the devices.
“We are in the final stages of signing up a leading private university for the leasing of laptops under this partnership and are in contact with many other institutions of higher learning that have also shown great interest,” said Kimani.
His counterpart, the Dell Kenya Office Site Lead, Ken Kagota, added, “With the tools …read more