Students in the country have been asked to embrace Information, Communication and Technology to enhance their research and in learning to generate innovation.

Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru said the cyber space is a virtual library where students could access learning material to improve on their performance in school and institutions of higher learning.

Speaking at Njiruini Secondary school in Nyeri County when he commissioned a computer lab, Mr Mucheru said the government was intensifying efforts to ensure every citizen had internet connectivity to increase business efficiency, create quality education and improve accountability in government.

He added that  the government was collaborating with the private sector and industry players to develop courses and skills demanded by the market to reduce unemployment.

The Cabinet Secretary asked students to use cyber space to seek for content that will  build their innovative abilities and desist from seeking for information detrimental to their academic and career progression.

Saying that the children symbolized prosperity and the future of the nation, Mr. Mucheru urged parents and teachers to give time to the children and share their wisdom to make them responsible citizens.

He called on them to monitor on-line activities of their children to protect them against exposure and risks of cyber crimes noting that negative information in the cyber space could circulate fast destroying character and reputation of individuals, schools, organizations and even the country.

By Cheruiyot Korir, April 1, 2017