Online application set to revolutionize education in Kenya
18 November 2013, 15:55
Nairobi - An online application that allows primary and secondary school students to access learning material has been launched in Nairobi.
Intel Kenya has launched the Intel Explore and Learn
education application that is poised to better education standards in the
The newly- launched application is as a result of a
partnership between Intel and Rancard mobile company, which provides a cloud
based software platform for mobile content, discovery, delivery and
The online application will be applicable to all students
from both secondary and primary schools.
It contains information on textbooks, revision books, set
books, interactive past examination papers and multimedia content.
“The aim of the Intel Explore and Learn solution is to
provide a resource hub where learners can find relevant content to enrich their
studies while at the same time provide publishers with access to a platform
that will enable them to easily share their learning content,” said Intel’s
Middle East and Africa Business Director, Cigdem Ertem during the launch.
This will give the education sector a major boost as
students will reduce their reliability on teachers considering that that the
country faces an acute shortage of teachers.
Education Ministry Cabinet Secretary, Professor Jacob
Kaimenyi lauded the move noting that it placed the country on the right foot
towards attaining the Vision 2030.
“Indeed towards the realization of Vision 2030, the
education system will be guided by placing emphasis on new developments and
subsequent innovations in science and technology,” said Prof Kaimenyi.
The online application will save students time lost
searching through the internet for various relevant educational materials.