Political pundits say politics is a game about numbers, and in Kenya, politicians seem to promise just about anything under the skies to get as many numbers as possible on their side. Before the 2013 general election, the current ruling political party in Kenya made promises to voters across the nation to facilitate ICT training across schools in the country starting from Class One.
That promise did not quite materialize in their first term in office which ended on August 8th, 2018, when the next general election was held. Though the did lay the foundation of the deployment of the laptops to schools in 2016; three years into their term in office.
A report published by the Business Daily says some 2,164 public primary schools are yet to get the promised laptops. That is two years later after the launch of the Digital Literacy Plan by the government.
According to the Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed, the rollout of the laptops across public schools has faced several challenges including the fact that teachers are not embracing the use of technology in classrooms.
CS Mohamed was addressing a House …read more