1st year university students to get free laptops

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Amb. Nabukwesi Simon addressing media.
Amb. Nabukwesi Simon addressing media.

As the world goes digital, there is need for schools and institutions to be digitally integrated; this is according to PS for University and higher learning Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi.

While receiving fifteen refurbished computers from an organization named integrated center which donated the said computers to Sipala boys high school in Webuye East sub county, Amb. Nabukwesi said digital learning is important and plans are underway for the proposal of the ministry to the cabinet for every university student to be provided with a laptop that will help them in their academic owing to what happened when COVID-19 pandemic hit and forced many universities to use online and zoom classes which affected many students who did not have the gadgets and therefore there’s need for the government to chip in.

He added that the Ministry in partnership with some organization are working hand in hand to ensure that academic is digitalized even as some of the institutions across the country are already adopting the e-learning after the COVID-19 menace brought in restrictions of physical contact between students and teachers.

Center for integration CEO Mr. David Butita Wamono said it’s a concern that teachers are being integrated to e-learning yet institutions lack the said equipment and facilities to actualize the e-learning and that’s why as an organization they have come in to support the schools.

Center for integration CEO Mr David Butita Wamono addressing media
Center for integration CEO Mr David Butita Wamono addressing media

Center for ICT integration donated 15 computers to Sipala boys high school in support of the institutions computer library.

Students and other official pose for a photo
Students and other official pose for a photo

School principal Mr. Henry Ogombe hailed the organization for supporting the school saying the school has only 4 computers yet the students are many who are taking computer classes and some are candidates and therefore the computers have come at the right time to support the students sentiments echoed by students.