Government to expand ICT infrastructure in schools, CS Mucheru say

The Cabinet Secretary for ICT Mr Joe Mucheru has said the government in collaboration with stake holders will intensify efforts to develop digitisation of schools through provision of ICT infrastructure and equipment.

Mr Mucheru said the government was committed to the development of ICT programs in academic institutions to facilitate the development of a digital society in thecountry.

Speaking at the Lenana School today during occasion to mark 70 years since the institution was established, Mr Mucheru said, deliberate efforts were being made to provide youth with opportunities to show case their talents and contribute towards innovative solutions in the community.

MrMucheru said, as part of the private sector efforts to supplement government effort in the development of ICT skills among high school students, the Huawei telecommunications giant has pledged to provide 50 laptops to Lenana school for a computer lab.

The Cabinet Secretary called on stakeholders to support digitisation of schools. He added that the government plans to connect fibre to all schools in a bid to ensure students access important information and research materials online toenhance their learning.

He said, schools with adequate digital infrastructure and digital devices will bean asset to neighbouring communities as members could utilise the schools ICT labs to seek and bid for online job opportunities and obtain crucial agri-business information that would facilitate increased income.

Lenana School Principal, Mr William Kemei said they aim to establish eight digital laboratories as they prepare to turn the institution into a smart school in the near future.

Mr Kemei said once the digitisation will be completed, the students will accessonline platforms for academic and entrepreneurial information while teachers will deliver lessons through smart screens.

Source: Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology