The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Forum 2013 awarded the Computer Society of Zimbabwe with the prestigious international best practice award in the Corporate/Private Sector Category in London
Speaking to the Computer Society Of Zimbabwe president, Dr Gilford Hapanyengwi on the award, he said” This is a great honour to St Dominic’s and to Computer Society of Zimbabwe. We are trully humbled by the international recognition. ICDL is a solid foundation product for preparing young and old, professional and aspiring professionals in the purposeful use of ICTs.”
The ICT professionals and digital literacy policy shapers representing national computer societies and international organisations in 148 countries attended the ceremony.
The other categories in which awards were won included the Government/ public sector, social inclusion, and digital marketing categories.
The efforts were made last year in the implementation of an ICDL project at St Dominic’s Secondary School in Harare in which the society was rewarded for that great innovation.
In a statement,ECDL said “The project began when no one in the school had an ICDL certification including the teachers and ended with a successful ICDL test centre in the school with 350 candidates, while the school had also won an award for best school making a difference in terms of IT education for young people at Zimbabwe’s national forum last year,”.
According to ECDL, the enhanced digital skills improve both the productivity levels and employability of candidates.
“The Best Practice Awards are meant to acknowledge and promote projects that are considered exceptional examples of the implementation of ECDL Foundation programmes which raise levels of digital literacy and promote ECDL/ ICDL in local markets,” said the foundation in a statement.
The runner-up in this category was ICDL Iran