30 per cent Murang’a schools to get tablets this year
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.
Water PS Fred Segor distributes tablets at Gatunyu Primary School, Murang’a county, yesterday