The benefits of using ICT in education are very significant and are now more than ever quickly being acknowledged. In realization of this, education and research institutions are employing the Internet as a learning tool. As a National, Research and Education Network (NREN), KENET seeks to enhance education and research by ensuring such institutions are connected to affordable, cost-effective and low-congestion Internet bandwidth.
KENET was among the participants of the 13th edition of IEEE’s flagship Conference in Africa, IEEE Africon. The conference took place from 18-20 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. KENET was represented by the Executive Director, Prof. Meoli Kashorda and Mr. Ronald Osure (Senior Applications Developer) who presented a paper on the KENET Certification Authority.
By Isaac Nyabisa Oteyo
When I landed in Cape Town, South Africa for the IEEE Africon 2017, I was beyond excited. Surrounded by Cape Town’s modern skyscrapers and seeing cable cars dangling precariously in the backdrop of the Table Mountains made it all so surreal. Although the picturesque scene of the Rainbow Nation bedazzled me, the fact that I was not only attending the prestigious Conference, but presenting a paper marked the highlight of my visit, and I thank the Kenya Education Network (KENET) for leading me here.