eSyllabi for teachers, says the new deal, Kenya

Now new laptops can be bought by teachers that already contain current syllabus and training material, as a part of Public Private Partnership initiative which aims at integrating e-learning in the education system. A deal has been struck between Safaricom, Equity bank, Microsoft, Intel, Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) and Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) and the Teachers Service Commission targeting about 240,000 teachers.

Loans are to be provided by the banks to purchase laptops that are inclusive of provision for internet services, courtesy Safaricom centres. Furthermore, the devices will be loaded with KIE syllabuses for both primary and secondary education provided by Microsoft. Dr James Mwangi, Equity Bank CEO, mentioned that for the same purpose, the institution has set aside Sh13 billion to be advanced to teachers for the purpose.

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