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Mahiakalo Primary School head teacher, Alfred Otieno with his pupils displaying tablets presented to them by Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology PS, Sammy Itemere.

Govt to address school laptop infrastructural challenges

By Tito Tavasi.

The Government is urgently addressing infrastructural challenges in primary schools with larger numbers of learners in the Country to make the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) successful.
Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology Principal Secretary, Sammy Itemere said the challenges arising from huge numbers will be given top priority.
“This will continue as the Government struggles to beat the deadline of offering schools digital learning devices as was promised by the Jubilee Government,” Itemere said.
“The digital literacy programme is among the main promises made by the Jubilee Administration when it took over leadership,” he noted.
He spoke while delivering a total of 187 laptops to Mahiakalo Primary School in Kakamega County.
Itemere noted that for sustainability of the project, the Government was committed to inject Sh7 billion into the ICT progamme and Fiber Optic Service (FOS) across the Country.
“In this year’s budget, Sh7 billion was set aside for ICT and Fiber Optic network across the Country which is a major boost in ICT development,” he observed.
“The Jubilee Government is committed to serve every citizen of this country regardless of party or tribe one is affiliated to,” said the Principal Secretary.
On his part, Mahiakalo Primary School Head teacher, Alfred Otieno thanked the Government for presenting the tablets to the pupils.
Among schools that benefited from the digital programme in Kakamega County include Musoli Mixed Primary and Ebwali Primary in Ikolomani Constituency.

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