The Cabinet Secretary for Education Amb Amina Mohamed on Wednesday commissioned a state of the art ICT Innovation Centre at Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Nairobi.
The facility, built under the auspices “Primary School Environment and Capacity Building Project” which the government is in collaboration with the Korean government.
Also present included the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang.
Amb Amina challenged the school communities of Uhuru Gardens Primary School and Ngu’ndu Primary School to utilize the facilities well so that they can serve as good examples to other schools in the country.
The Korean Ambassador to Kenya Yeonghan Choi said the project will benefit teachers and pupils from not only Lang’ata Constituency but also beyond Nairobi County, saying the knowledge acquired should be passed from generation to generation.
The two story innovation centre building contains state of the art computer gadgets, library, conference room, a classroom, and an auditorium with a sitting capacity of 208, toilets, an administration room, computer laboratories among others.
The three storey building contains three classrooms, a computer laboratory, an auditorium with a 108 sitting capacity, toilets for students and teachers.
Its counterpart at Ngundu primary has a storey building contains three classrooms, a computer laboratory, an auditorium with a 108 sitting capacity, toilets for students and teachers.
Amb Mohamed said the government was supporting continuous in-service training for teachers to equip them with ICT skills regardless of the subjects they teach.
“We have, additionally, incorporated ICT in teachers training colleges to ensure all teachers are knowledgeable in this field,”Amina added.