Kenya Govt. launches Eassy programme for e-Learning

The Kenya Government announced that the establishment of the East African Submarine Cable System (Eassy) would be a major leap towards the setting up of e-Learning systems in Kenyan schools.

The government termed the rural electrification programme as a major step to use the ICT in schools. Once the Eassy project is completed, Internet costs would be cheaper and affordable for the general public. The Government has signed an agreement with Microsoft to buy softwares for e-Learning at affordable rates. African countries are planning to develop their own e-Learning curriculum to suit the African situation.