Jubilee government focused on Digital Literacy Program

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Goibem Standard One kids, alongside Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi, displaying their laptops during the launch of the Program
Goibem Standard One kids, alongside Lands CS Jacob Kaimenyi, displaying their laptops during the launch of the Program

Lands CS Professor Jacob Kaimenyi has said the Jubilee government is determined through the digital literacy program by December 2017. The program is meant to cater for the distribution of digital learning devices in public primary schools in the country.

Speaking at Goibem primary school in Chepkumia Ward in Nandi county, Kaimenyi said the project is essential to the learning processes of children in the country and will make learning more effective.

As internet access and computer skills become vital cogs in information transfer and exchange, the government is seeking to equip schools with modern technology. And with the digital know-how, many hope that children will be more prepared to face the ever-changing society after they finish their studies.

The project is aimed at deploying 1.2 million laptop devices to Standard One kids in all the public primary schools nationally by the end of 2017. “Use of ICT is very important as it will help children become excited, interactive, enjoyable, fun and they will be able to learn fast,” said Kaimenyi.

He called upon the schools to embrace the use of ICT gadgets and tools. The project is one of the key promises of the Jubilee government and had earlier on stalled.