Government mulls Digital Literacy Programme fresh roll out

ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said the Digital Literacy Programme is likely to be reengineered with the introduction of Competency Based Learning.

Speaking during a virtual meeting with Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations on Thursday, the CS said the move will ensure quick adoption of online learning among learners and their tutors.

Mucheru said under the Digital Literacy Programme, 1.3 million devices have already been distributed to learners in various parts of the country. However, the programme awaits fresh roll out with the introduction Competency Based Leaning.

“The current challenge is that not everyone has a device and the kids are now at home. We are working to ensure everyone has access to learning materials,” Mucheru added.

The CS added that talks with the Ministry of Education are also underway to have at least four subjects done online under the Digital Literacy Programme as COVID-19 disrupts learning.

“The content has been developed and made available to students everywhere. We still have a significant number of students not able to can access the content,” He said.

Schools have remained closed since March when Kenya announced the first case of coronavirus in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.


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