ICT demand in Kenya rises as schools share textbooks on internet
11 August 2011
The demand for an improved ICT infrastructure in Kenya is set to increase after it was revealed that schools are beginning to use the internet for education purposes.
Daily Nation has reported that a computer-based system was launched yesterday (August 10th) in the capital city Nairobi.
It will connect 1,050 schools through a data centre at the Kenya Science Teachers campus so that they can share textbooks online in an attempt to allow children to gain better access to the learning materials.
Education minister Sam Ongeri was reported by the news source as saying: "It will also raise the level of computer use in teaching and learning."
This comes as the Jerusa Teachers' Training College in Butere recently announced it had started teaching ICT to its students in order for them to attain skills in using computers and advanced technology, Nairobi Star revealed.
All the schools involved in the online textbook-sharing programme will be provided with computer equipment and internet connection, increasing the use of ICT services in the country.