4 of 150 Schools chosen for Laptop Project Pilot receive devices

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Earlier in the year, the government announced that the consortia of Moi University– JP SA Couto and Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT)- Positivo BGH won the Kshs. 17 Billion tender to supply laptops, a pet project of the Jubilee government. The project referred to as the Digital literacy Program is being championed by an inter-ministerial committee under the Digischool brand. The two were set to pilot the project beginning 22nd February  2016 with 150 schools  selected for the pilot include an urban, peri-urban and rural school. An additional nine schools are allotted to Special Education Schools.

According to ICT Authority of Kenya, devices for some schools have already been delivered with the project in 4 schools fully completed.  The four schools include Katheka AIC Primary in Machakos,Sparki Primary in Mombasa, Hill Primary in Eldoret and Ibisil Primary in Kajiado. The schools received devices loaded with  standard one content and included luminous green devices for the learners digital device (LDD) while teachers will get a blue teachers digital device (TDD). Also among the delivery to schools are a Special needs learners device which will be luminous green laptop adapted for special needs. In addition each school will receive a projector, server and router. On the specifications,  Teachers  devices are 14-inch laptops, 10 inch tablets for students, while special need pupils will have 12 inch laptops with braille key boards, head phones and an embosser.

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