Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mr Sammy Itemere has said the installation of Digital Literacy Devices in public primary schools will equip children with technology skills to enable them compete with their peers from other continents.

Mr Itemere said allowing the children to interact with ICT at an early age make them develop inquisitive and explorative minds needed for generating innovations and solutions to societal challenges.

Speaking at the M.M Shah and Kondele primary Schools in Kisumu County when he inspected the installation of DLP devices in the two schools, Mr. Itemere said the objective of the program is to build an information society that will propel the country into the digital economy.

Information Communication Authority Chief executive Officer Robert Mugo said sh 13.5 billion have been budget for the implementation of the DLP program in next financial

Mr Mugo said the government will establish computer labs for the upper primary to enable them use the facility to acquire ICT skills.

Kisumu County Director of Education Ms Sabina Aroni said 510 Public Primary schools out 614 that constitute over 80% in Kisumu County have received the DLP devices.

Ms Aruni said the devices have enhance delivery of lessons in schools and minimised absentism among students pointing out that the program has made learning easy and exciting.

The education official said following the introduction of the program, many children from private primary schools have since moved to the public shools.

He appealed to teachers to keep the equipment safely to ensure it benefits the learners and minimise cost of replacement.

April 6th 2017