Public primary schools are set to receive funds for the roll out of phase two of the digital literacy programme following the government’s allocation of 11 billion shillings to facilitate the innitiative.
Information Communication and Telecommunication (ICT) Principal Secretary Jerome Ochieng said the funds would be spent to roll out 1.2 million digital learning devices, training of teachers, and construction of ICT resource centres in primary schools that lack the facility and renovation of schools that already have the ICT labs.
The digital learning programme in public primary schools is on course after the government factored in 11 billion shillings for the initiative.
Ochieng who was in Moi University’s Rivatex laptop assembly centre said each primary school will be issued with 50 digital learning devices to allow pupils in upper primary school benefit from the government’s program of making the young technology savvy.
The PS said already more than 5000 schools have established ICT centres and are only awaiting the devices to be delivered.
The funds will be sued to supply 1.2 million devices and training of teachers on the use of the new gadgets besides setting up computer lab canters.