Principal Secretary for Broadcasting and Telecommunication Mr. Sammy Itemere has called on teachers to ensure safety of the Digital Literacy Devices in schools to minimize loss or damage.

Mr. Itemere said the devices are important facilities in the development of learning and Information, Communication and Technology skills among pupils and should be well maintained and secured to ensure the devices are available for the children during lessons.

Speaking at ilmashariani Primary school in NarokCounty on 17th October 2016 after inspecting installation of the DLP devices in the school, Mr. Itemere said the programme was inclusive and will cover institution with children living with disabilities.

The PS said, through the program, the government was creating an information society that was digitally driven socially, politically and economically to ensure competitiveness in the global market.

He said 80 teachers have been trained to implement the DLP project in all the 500 public Primary schools in Narok County.

The School Head Teacher Geoffrey Naitera said the DLP program has created enthusiasm among learners that has led to an upsurge of class one enrolment in his school. MrNaitare added that following the installation of the devices in the school there were no more cases of absenteeism in class because pupils are eager to attend DLP lessons.

He said there was need for the government to increase classrooms for class one in anticipation of projected rush by parents to enroll their children in public primary schools next year.

10th October 2016 By Cheruiyot Korir