30 per cent Mu­rang’a schools to get tablets this year

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Thirty per cent of pri­mary schools in Mu­rang’a will get tablets un­der the dig­i­tal lit­er­acy pro­gramme by the end of this year.

“By the end of next year, all pri­mary schools in Kenya will have re­ceived the tablets for stan­dard one pupils as pledged in the Ju­bilee gov­ern­ment’s man­i­festo,” Wa­ter PS Fred Se­gor said.

He spoke yes­ter­day when he launched the dig­i­tal lit­er­acy pro­gramme in the county. It is part of Ju­bilee’s 2013 cam­paign prom­ises. It pledged to sup­ply lap­tops to all stan­dard one pupils to en­hance learn­ing and adapt to tech­nol­ogy.

Se­gor said mem­bers of the Cab­i­net have been de­ployed to var­i­ous coun­ties to launch the pro­gramme to show the gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment.

The pre­loaded con­tent in the tablets is tai­lor-made to en­hance in­ter­ac­tive learn­ing, he said.

“The in­fra­struc­ture needed to sup­port the pro­gramme in schools has al­ready been in­stalled in most of the schools,” Se­gor added.

In Mu­rang’a, four pri­mary schools have re­ceived the tablets. They are Col­lege Pri­mary, Gatunyu, Ka­ganju and Mu­rang’a tech­nol­ogy pri­mary schools.

Mu­rang’a county com­mis­sioner John Elung’ata di­rected chiefs to en­sure enough se­cu­rity in schools to pre­vent theft of the tablets.

/ALICE WAITHERA

Wa­ter PS Fred Se­gor dis­trib­utes tablets at Gatunyu Pri­mary School, Mu­rang’a county, yes­ter­day

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