By JOSEPH OJWANG. Kisumu 14th July 2017.
The government will strive to replace stolen digital literacy learning devices (laptops) from schools.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Authority Director Jerome Ochieng says issues of security for the devices have been raised in a number of schools in Kisumu County.
Ochieng says that as part of monitoring and evaluation he has been conducting for the last one month in the county, school managements have raised the safety of the gadgets.
Some schools have reported their devices stolen and Ochieng promised that the government will not hesitate to replace the stolen devices to enable the pupils to continue with their learning.
Speaking at Kit Mikayi primary school in Seme Sub County, Ochieng says the schools must work closely with the local administration to ensure total security for the learning devices.
He says the successes of the devices are enormous noting that the government will ensure all schools benefits from the programme.
Ochieng says testimonies from teachers are promising noting that school attendance in lower classes has been improved due to the introduction of the devices.
Steve Biko, Kisumu County Jubilee party Secretary General who accompanied him says the Jubilee administration is now ken to roll out free secondary education in day’s schools.
Biko says transition from primary to secondary has been poor and with the introduction of free secondary school that will be reversed.
He says education system is also under review to give children opportunity to focus on their talents.