Schools, teachers benefit from IT hubs
20 September 2013, 14:00
Nairobi - More than 100 schools are now enjoying internet access after
a recent partnership between the British Council and Microsoft culminated in
the launch of 18 digital hubs across the country.
Students, teachers and officials from the organisations
hailed the development.
“The computers are easy to use and very enjoyable to learn
with,” said a student in one of the Nairobi-based schools that benefited from
Gideon Wasike - a head teacher at one of the beneficiary
schools said the project had triggered positive impact from the students as it
increased their interest in education.
“They are now able to do lot of research on their own,” said
The digital hub project is a boost to the government laptop
project that seeks to provide every primary school-going child with a laptop.
Each computer from the British Council and Microsoft
partnership had an installed Microsoft’s Encarta reference encyclopedia.
The British Council said the digital hub would have full
internet access after signing a three-year deal with Bharti Airtel earlier this
Some 2 000 teachers have been trained specifically in IT
skills with the objective to facilitate the implementation of the project.
Eight other Sub-Saharan countries also benefited from the
project bringing to 127 the total number of digital hubs.
Earlier on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta re-affirmed
his pledge to improve ICT development in the country during the 29th graduation
ceremony at Moi University.
- CAJ News