Kenya to Implement Laptop Project in 18 Months

ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i speaks during the digital literacy press briefing on Monday at the Ministry head offices at Teleposta Towers

The Kenyan Government has put together a team of officials to ensure the school laptop project is implemented in the next 18 months.

The team of Principal Secretaries from the Ministries of Education, erectile Energy and Petroleum and Industrialisation and Enterprise Development, buy will focus solely on the project, no rx ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has said.

“Each of the members of the secretariat will be relieved from their current attachment for 18 months,” he said while addressing journalists at his office in Nairobi.

Dr Matiang’i said a technical committee will also be formed and chaired by the ICT Authority, in which technical heads from the implementing agencies will sit.

“In the team will be key stakeholders such as the Teachers Service Commission, Kenya National Union of Teachers and Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association,” he said.

KNUT chairman Mudzo Nzili, who was present at the briefing, said the Union supports the project adding that it will be helpful to the children.

This comes after Education CS Jacob Kaimenyi said plans to give free laptops to Standard One pupils are still on.

Kaimenyi said the ministry was consulting stakeholders and countries that have successfully implemented the project to see how best to roll out.


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