Use ICT to enhance teaching and learning

The ICT Authority CEO has today said there is need to use ICTS to enhance teaching and learning and ensure that Kenya achieves inclusivity and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.

This was contained in a speech read on his behalf by the Head of PMO, Thomas Odhiambo during the 13th edition of the KENYA Primary Schools Head Teachers’ Association (KEPSHA) annual delegate’s conference that is currently taking place in Mombasa.

In his statement, Digital Literacy Programme for schools –use of ICTs to Enhance Learning, the CEO said the government is rolling out the Programme in primary schools. It includes infrastructure, devices, content and building capacity for teachers.

So far, over 89.2% of all public primary schools in Kenya have been supplied with the DLP devices and over 91,000 teachers have been trained on device utilization. The remaining schools will be completed in January 2018 when schools re-open.

The Programme has created jobs for over 7,000 Kenyans including those working full-time in the two assembly plants currently operational at Eldoret (by Moi University) and Juja by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Juja).