Kigali, March 8th 2021 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda (AIMS Rwanda) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Software Quality Institute GmbH (iSQl) to provide a framework for the deliverance of various iSQl certifications, facilitate networking with international IT organisations, as well as joint marketing and public engagement initiatives.
“AIMS Rwanda is thrilled to formalise its partnership with iSQl and even more eager to explore the opportunities that lie ahead. Through this agreement, AIMS will become an Accredited Training Provider for various iSQl certifications, which will boost our students’ and alumni employability skills and enhance their transition to relevant employment opportunities. I believe a partnership with iSQI will significantly contribute to the AIMS mission of enabling Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency,” said Professor Sam Yala, AIMS Rwanda President.
“The main idea behind all our schemes is not to just collect a certificate and put it on your wall. The main idea is to get a better qualification to help you do your job better. Certifications help professionals to prove their qualifications with internationally recognised programs; helping them to grow their careers and compete globally. They are an access to international communities, and you become a member of a worldwide family. Becoming a part of this global network, exchanging the experiences, taking part in conferences, and getting access to white papers are additional benefits of certifications. The upcoming pilot training session in collaboration with AIMS is a step in the right direction to becoming certified professionals and this opportunity is in line with the ICT roadmap of Rwanda,” – Stephan Goericke, CEO iSQI Group.
To kick off this partnership’s implementation, AIMS Rwanda and iSQI will organise the first Certification Program on ISTQB CERTIFIED TESTER – Foundation Level CTFL from 8-13 March 2021. This maiden training, which will target AIMS alumni and tutors living in Rwanda, will be delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Founded in 2003, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of Centres of Excellence for post-graduate training in mathematical sciences, research and public engagement in STEM. With centres in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda, AIMS is contributing to Africa’s socio-economic transformation through innovative scientific training, cutting-edge research, and public engagement. With expertly tailored academic and non-academic programs spanning through Centres of Excellence, Research Centres, the AIMS Industry Initiative and gender-responsive Teacher Training, AIMS equally created two critical initiatives: Quantum Leap Africa, which aspires to do leading-edge research in quantum science, and the Next Einstein Forum, which is positioning Africa to become an important player in global science. Visit www.nexteinstein.org.
The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI) Group, with offices in Potsdam (Germany), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), London (UK) and Boston (USA), is a leading provider of certification examinations all over the world.
For 15 years, iSQI has played a significant role in certifying the know-how of IT professionals in over 100 countries on 6 continents in 10 languages. With over 30,000 certifications per year, iSQI paves the way for successful career development.
Moreover, iSQI assembles professionals by regularly hosting international conferences. These platforms for experts from the industry and academia foster experience exchanges and business development as well as advancements towards software quality engineering as a matured discipline.
Dr. Layih Butake
Senior Outreach Manager & Acting Director of Communications, AIMS
Ronald Huster M.A
COO iSQI Group