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Meet John Okorie: Google Student Ambassador, now Microsoft Student Partner

John Okorie, Microsoft Student Partner

John Okorie, a final year Computer Engineering Student at Regent is clearly on a roll. 

After recently completing a successful tenure as a Google Student Ambassador, John Okorie, a Computer Engineering student at Regent, has been selected as a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP). 

The Microsoft Student Partner Program is currently running in more than 100 countries and is an initiative of the Microsoft Corporation. The program targets students with an innate passion for technology, who are interested in leading and mentoring the next generation of software developers. 

This year, 15 students from across Ghana were selected to serve as MSPs. Partners are selected based on technical expertise, willingness to embrace new technology and leadership roles played in their various universities and communities. 

Serving as liaisons between Microsoft and their various schools and communities, MSPs share their deep knowledge and passion for technology with their fellow students. Partners are also given the opportunity to acquire technical expertise, while building their leadership and communication skills as well. 

In addition to these roles, MSPs run workshops and hackathons, work alongside Microsoft professionals, assisting them during hackathons and events, join exclusive Microsoft training events to learn the latest technologies and help in growing and nurturing a community of students and faculty on-campus and online. 

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Microsoft family. I hope to acquire additional knowledge that would help add value to the organisations I find myself in”, John says. 

"I want to see Africa advance in the area of technology”, he added. "My dream is to help students in High Schools across the country to learn how to develop applications”