Area

Milestone

Digital Content

  1. The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) launched online content for classes 1, 2, and 3, which is available upon a simple registration.The DLP devices are preloaded with content which includes interactive digital content for classes 1 and 2 in 5 subjects namely, Kiswahili, English, Mathematics, Science and Social studies. Teachers' laptops and server and wireless router are preloaded with the teacher training curricula on ICT integration, teachers training manual on ICT and a resource kit for teachers. KICD has also completed preparing interactive content for visually impaired pupils in the 5 subjects. Digital content for class 5 to 8 should be ready by June 2017.

  2. The DLP content portal, www.kicdinteractivecontent.ac.ke, has been upgraded and now includes content from KICD, Tusome Programme, Kenya Publishers' Association (KPA) and Open Education Resources (OER) installed in the learner digital devices and teacher digital devices.

  3. Online submission of content is open at http://cms.kec.ac.ke/

  4. Curriculum reforms are ongoing with regular meetings held with publishers and the Digital Content Creators Alliance.  These reforms include the development of standards for online content and its curation.

  5. Content imaging is a continuous activity, and so far the first, second, and third content images have been done.  The development of the fourth content image has began and will include digital content from KICD, Microsoft Office, Tusome Programme, Kenya Publishers' Association (KPA), and Open Education Resources (OER) that will be deployed in the digital content server and wireless router (DCSWR) for access by learners and teachers.

Devices

Total number of learner digital devices installed as of August 2017 is 989,485, total number of teacher digital devices installed is 39,130. 19,565 schools have had devices installed, Projectors installed 19,565, Total Number of devices 1,067,745.

Teacher Training

Over 90,000 teachers have been trained to deliver digital learning to pupils

E-Ready Schools

The number of schools assessed for e-readiness is 12,035 and 10,697 schools are e-ready to implement the programme.

Power Connections

Over 22,237 schools have been connected to the power grid.

E-Waste Policy

DLP has been designed to comply with the e-waste policy and NEMA guidelines. The programme also requires the contractors to provide appropriate environmental measures for disposal, refurbishment and recycling when the gadgets, accessories and parts reach the end of their life cycle.

Contractors

A consortium between Moi University and JP Couto; and another between Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Positivo BGH have been contracted for the full roll out of DLP, after both consortia proved their capabilities, in supply and installation of devices, in the pilot phase. Moi University/JP Couto consortium has carried out installation in 11,344 schools which is 82% complete and has delivered a total of 611,939 learner digital devices which is 94% complete. JKUAT/Positivo BGH has carried out installation in 7,051 schools which is 89% complete and has delivered a total of 319,361 learner digital devices which is 97% complete.

Local Assembly

The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Industrialization has established the Nairobi Industrial and Technology Park. The Park has a capacity of assembling 750,000 devices per year and is expected to create employment for 3,000 people. The Park is working in a consortium with Positivo BGH from Argentina. Moi University has also set up an assembly plant within Eldoret Town and is assembling 2000 devices per day.