Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Au­thor­ity sets aside Sh800m to con­nect schools to In­ter­net

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics | Ministries & Judiciary -

The Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Au­thor­ity will con­nect 54 pub­lic sec­ondary schools in Bun­goma county to high speed In­ter­net.

This is part of the CA’s plan to link all pub­lic sec­ondary schools in the coun­try to broad­band In­ter­net at a cost of Sh800 mil­lion through the Uni­ver­sal Ser­vice Fund.

The Au­thor­ity, through the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, has iden­ti­fied 896 schools to be con­nected by next month.

The Au­thor­ity will sup­port the project for four years, with 100 per cent fund­ing in the first year, and 75 per cent in the sec­ond year with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion fi­nanc­ing 25 per cent.

In the third year, the au­thor­ity and the Ed­u­ca­tion min­istry will split the costs equally, while the CA will meet a quar­ter of the costs in the fourth year, with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion shoul­der­ing 75 per cent of the costs.

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