ICT in State run Schools through PPP in Kenya

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eLearning is developing in public schools by computerisation of the same with the effort of government and the private sector in Kenya. This might support change the students access learning materials and boost the quality of education, especially, in the remote areas where there are no libraries. The current statistics from the Ministry of Education indicated that a very minute percentage of public primary schools have access to basic computer studies and only a public secondary schools have computers.

It is through the Public Private Partnership programs the Ministry of Education expects to boost this number over the next three years. The initiatives that are expected to enhance the introduction of ICT in schools include the digitisation of school syllabus by the Kenya Institute of Education; computer donations and networking by telecommunication regulator; Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), and a partnership programme by the Clinton Global Initiative; Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and USAid aimed at improving education in Kenya. The initiative started in 2005, and Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) has been working through other partners and stakeholders. Other than developing the e-curriculum, KIE has also been involved in computer education pilot studies in 19 schools across the country. An online course for orientation of primary teachers on the curriculum interpretation and implementation has also been developed by KIE.

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