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Digital hub opened in Magarini

29 June 2012, 14:24 Alloys Musyoka

British Council partnered with Microsoft to launch a digital hub at Shujaa Mekatilili Secondary School in Magarini district.

The digital hub is equipped with 20 computers with Internet which will be used by students in the school to get skills in English and computers while combining with other schools and subjects.

According to Mutuku Nguli the British Council program officer, the school will serve as the center of ICT in education in the entire Magarini district.

He said students using the hub will be expected to use the newly launched Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) e-curriculum.

Apart from Shujaa mekatilili, Nguli said they have established 15 regions in the country where they have launched digital hubs as pilot projects of the program in Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, and Nairobi, Rift valley, Nakuru, Nyanza and North Rift regions.

“In short every county there is one pilot project across the country and we expect it will be a successful project which will assist students and community as well to access Internet all over the country,” he asserted.

He said so far they have spent about two million dollars to fund the project which were contributed by Microsoft and British Council.

Nguli challenged parents to take their children to school as education was the only prize they can offer to them.

He said use of Internet in schools by students will help reducing the problem of lack of stationary which has been a major challenge to teachers in schools.

“Now that computers are here and Internet is available students can get certain books from Internet they don’t have to buy them."

Locals around can also be using the hub for learning at a relatively cheap fee.

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