The Cabinet Secretary for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), Joe Mucheru has urged both private and public schools in the country to embrace ICT as a way of promoting innovations.
Speaking on Friday at the Moi Educational Centre when presiding over the 24th prize giving day, the CS said ICT was essential to pupils and students since it enabled them to be more innovative and to connect globally.
Mucheru said the government was committed to improve ICT infrastructure in schools as a way of dealing with the exam cheating and easing form one selection process.
The CS also called on parents to continue supporting their children in school by allowing them to experiment in technology. It is important that you provide whatever resources that your children need to make them more creative and innovative. We must ensure education is at the heart of our children, he said.
He promised to donate 10 tablets to the school library and later add more to help the children advance in the technological skills through access to the internet.
As a government we are working towards ensuring that private schools just like the public ones also get access to tablets, he said.
Meanwhile, Mucheru urged Kenyans to work hard and to conserve the environment. You should consider planting more trees so as to help deal with the problem of climate change, he added.
Paul Chemnng’orem, the Chairman of the Schools Board of Directors urged the government to consider making laws that will favour the safety of pupils and students transportation.
I request the government to enact traffic laws that will favor school buses thus enabling students and pupil’s to access learning institutions at the right time, he said.
Source: Kenya News Agency