Monday, November 19, 2018
PS Dr. Margaret Mwakima With Bofu Primary School Pupils displaying to the tablets handed over to them

PS Dr. Margaret Mwakima With Bofu Primary School Pupils displaying to the tablets handed over to them

The principal secretary State Department of Natural Resources Dr. Margaret Mwakima has said that the Government is ready to ensure that each primary school receives  laptops matching  with the number of 2016 class one pupils in that school.This is an adaptation to a collaborative approach by the Government in ensuring that all pupils get quality digital content.

Mwakima said, it is anticipated that in future, access of the content will be device neutral to enable learners and teachers to access the content.

The PS said that when she officiated the Digital Literacy Programme (DCP), for the handing over of laptops to BOFU primary school in Kinango constituency, Kwale county on 18th October 2016.

Dr. Mwakima pointed out that the Ministry of Education through the Kenya Institute of Curriculum development (KICD), has also developed digital content for class 1, 2, 3 and devices are given out with pre-installed content.

PS Dr. Margaret Mwakima with Students and ICT officer at Bofu Primary School admiring the tablets.

PS Dr. Margaret Mwakima with Students and ICT officer at Bofu Primary School admiring the tablets.

She said that every school shall be given two laptops for teachers, one projector and one storage and router device to be used in accessing store shared content. “Every school should therefore secure physical storage cabinet with electrical socket for charging the device” P.S added.

She said that the programme of DLP is a flagship project for the government that forms part of the vision 2030’s social pillar, aiming at making Kenya knowledge based economy. This project will cover 23,000 public primary schools targeting approximately 1 million 2016 class pupils.

Mwakima, urged the local community of Bofu to utilize the advantage of laptops maximally in seeing that every pupil has gained the required standards of learning digital content. She said that through the DLP programme, most communities in Kenya will be in access to tap electricity for developing their businesses.

PS Dr. Margaret Mwakima, Pupils, teachers and Government officials at Bofu Primary. Sent from my iPad

PS Dr. Margaret Mwakima, Pupils, teachers and Government officials at Bofu Primary.
Sent from my iPad

PS told the youth in the area that there are high chances for them to get employed by these schools but if only they are computer literate.

 During the launch, at least 100 standard one pupils received the tablets in an effort to deliver digital quality content.

Those who were present during the handing over of the laptops were DCC Moses Ivuto, SCDE (Kinango Sub-county), Ruth Mutisya, CDE Mr Pascal Makite  and ICT officer Henry Keritch.

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