Uhuru: All primary schools to be connected to electricity
27 March 2014, 16:01
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that all primary schools in the country will be connected to electricity by 2015.
Speaking during the state of the nation address in parliament Thursday, the president said that it was prudent that the country have a well functioning education system from primary level.
He also added that in accordance with the Jubilee government's initiative to provide free laptops, there was need to have all schools connected to the national power grid.
" The government is committed to ensuring that all primary schools are connected to the national power grid by the end of the 2015 financial year, he said.
He did show his enthusiasm for the controversy riddled laptop project which has yet to be rolled out by the government due to pending court cases.
He insisted that his government will strive to ensure that the project is delivered and on time.
" The government is committed to ensuring that the laptop project will be succesfully rolled out, he said.
Further, he did state the importance of the youth in the government's agenda, saying that is government has devoted upto 30% of all state projects to be taken over by the youth.
" It is imperative that the youth get their chance and I urge parliament to ensure that they put government agencies in check over this initiative.
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