, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 8 – Four primary schools around the country have received digital learning devices as part the government’s Digital Literacy Programme.
According to the Ministry of ICT, the delivery is part of the fulfilment of the proof of concept stage that will have 150 public primary schools selected as the test bed.
The primary schools are Sparki Primary School in Mombasa, Hill Primary School Eldoret, Katheka AIC Primary School in Machakos and Ilbissil Boarding Primary School in Kajiado.
Acting ICT Authority CEO Robert Mugo said that the schools supplied with the devices will act as a learning template for contractors as they roll out to the remaining 146 schools when the new school term kicks off in May.
“During the one month long school holidays, the programme will embark on various activities key among the, being a robust teacher training. The programme through the Teacher Service Commission will be training 300 teachers from pilot schools from the week of 18th April 2016 at the specifically equipped contractors’ lab centres in Juja, Eldoret and Mombasa.”
The proof of concept testing will be based on ability to deliver on schedule and adherence of specifications of devices. Installation and testing of both the content and the devices, usability, functionality and support to schools to ensure that everything works optimally.
Apart from the teacher and learner devices, the schools have been supplied with a router, server and projector.
The programme will overall deliver 1.2 million devices in the next two years to cover all 22,000 public primary schools in the country.