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Government launches schools laptop project

09 February 2016, 22:03

Nairobi - Moi University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) have won the KES 17 billion laptop tender to supply laptops to primary schools in all counties.

The Standard reported that the consortium of Moi University and South African research and investing firm JP SA Couto will oversee the supply, installation and commissioning of the digital learning solution for schools in 26 counties.

On the other hand, JKUAT together with its partner Positivo BGH will supply and install the laptops in 21 counties.

“This is a major milestone towards the implementation of the Digital Literacy Programme. We will now move to the proof of concept in 150 schools across the country,” said acting ICT Authority CEO Robert Mugo.

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The Daily Nation added that the Digital Literacy Programme is being implemented through a multi-agency approach that consists of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Industrialization & Enterprise Development, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, The National Treasury and the Office of the Attorney General.

The ICT Authority is the lead implementing agency for the programme. Other agencies include The Teacher Service Commission (TSC), Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Rural Electrification Authority (REA), Kenya Power, Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association (KEPSHA).

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