ICDL Testing Centers Open in Kochkor District Schools
The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) in Kyrgyzstan launched two new test centres on May 6th 2019 offering testing for the International Computer Driving License (ICDL), a digital skills and computer literacy certification. The centres are located at the Ninakan Zhundubaeva school (Kochkor village), and the Korchubek Aknazarov school (Cholpon village) in the Kochkor district, and were established as part of the “Demilgeluu Jashtar” project. Within this project, 11 schools in the Naryn region are currently implementing the ICDL programme, and over 4,000 students from these schools have already been trained with support of UCA as an official operator of ICDL in Central Asia.
Under the “Demilgeluu Jashtar” project, the ICDL programme will be implemented in 50 schools, including the launch of 10 ICDL test centres. It is aimed at increasing the economic employment and civic engagement of young people in Kyrgyzstan. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development, and is implemented by the University of Central Asia, the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme for Kyrgyzstan, Association of Social Entrepreneurs, International Educational Debate Association in Central Asia, and Accelerate Prosperity, an initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network. Watch a news report on Naryn TV to learn more.