Kenya: 10,000 Additional Laptops Due As Digischool Picks Up


Kwale — In a bid to fulfil one of its 2013 election pledges, the government through the Ministry of Information Communications and Technology (ICT) has officially launched Digischool, a program that will see primary school pupils and teachers given tablets and laptops.

The program includes the disbursement of government branded tablets to pupils and laptops to teachers. According to ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru the government will start distributing the devices to urban, peri-urban and rural areas around the country in the next two weeks. He also said that the government is set to receive 10,000 devices from manufacturers in the next four weeks for further distribution.

"This is part of the government's promise to ensure that school going children are able to reason like 21st citizens," Mucheru said.

Digischool is a product of the government's Digital Literacy Programme that is running on a pilot basis in 150 select primary schools across Kenya, after which it will be rolled out to more than the 22,000 public primary schools.
Source: CapitalFM 21 March 2016