The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of ICT will start the roll out the new digital learning devices across 60 public schools across the counties on Friday. The process is meant to cover a period of one month and is set to deliver 1.2 million devices by December 2016.
The roll out initiative was presided over by Education CS Dr. Fred Matiangi, Energy CS Mr. Charles Keter, and ICT CS Mr. Joe Mucheru. Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries are meant to lead the distribution of devices in the schools throughout the country. The project is meant to set the country on a tech savvy course and introduce a technologically centred generation. CS Mucheru said that the program is beneficial since the devices will be used as a teaching and learning tool and will help both teachers and learners. Education CS indicated the digital literacy project is very vital, and will also allow publishers to easily upload their content for all the students. He added that over 70,000 primary teachers have been trained on methods of incorporating ICT in the classrooms.
CS Charles Keter said that the project has led to the connection of most public primary schools to electricity grids and some even will use solar panels. The government will work to ensure all public primary schools are connected to reliable energy sources.