Iraqi Educator Honored with Champion of Digital Literacy Award
President of the University of Mustansiriyah, Dr. Ihsan Al Qurashi, Honored for Achieving Digital Literacy Training for 12,000 Students in Iraq
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011
Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, presented a 2011 Champions of Digital Literacy Award to Dr. Ihsan Al Qurashi, President of the University of Mustansiriyah in Iraq. Dr. Ihsan has been a leader in advocating ICT training for 12,000 students in Iraq over the past two years through Certiport’s Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®).
“Dr. Ihsan has made a real difference in student’s lives in Iraq, by giving them digital literacy skills to use in their study, life and community,” said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. “By implementing the international digital literacy standard at the University of Mustansiriyah, Dr. Ihsan is raising the bar for students to become more competitive in the global job market. He has been instrumental in the overall IC3 movement in Iraq which has spread to over 43 major universities in the country.”
Under Dr. Ihsan’s leadership, the University of Mustansiriyah established a Certiport Testing Center in each of the 12 colleges within the University. These centers participated in Certiport’s IC3 World Cup and ranked first in the post-secondary education category.
“The University of Mustansiriyah has achieved one of the most important achievements in our heritage by earning first place in our category for the global IC3 World Cup,” said Dr. Ihsan. “This achievement takes the university another step forward in the development of science and education in Iraq. The Iraq education system has faced many difficulties in the past, but the Iraqis are proving their ability to earn great achievements and progress forward in digital literacy.”
The Champions of Digital Literacy Award was established to honor the exemplary efforts of individuals across the globe who transform the landscape of education and employment through championing the adoption of digital literacy standards. Each year, nominations are received from around the world and award recipients are selected based on the measurable scope and social impact of their efforts.
To learn more about Champions of Digital Literacy, go to http://www.certiport.com/champions.
Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services which include practice tests via MeasureUp® delivered through an expansive network of over 10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the CompTIA StrataÃ¢“¢ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 150 countries and 25 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.
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