What happened to Uhuruto's one laptop per child project

Geza Ulole

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After tablets hitch, will Kenyan government deliver?

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 2017

A primary school teacher helps a pupil at Butere Primary School to learn using a tablet. PHOTO | NMG

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Free Primary Education programme introduced in 2003 is yet to overcome the challenges associated with increasing enrolment each year unmatched by facilities and teaching staff.

By The EastAfrican


Starting January, day secondary school will be free in Kenya.

The government has set aside Ksh5 billion ($50 million) to increase infrastructure in secondary schools to accommodate the expected rise in enrolment. The government projects that all the 993,718 KCPE candidates will join Form One, compared with last year’s 790,680.

This is even as Free Primary Education programme introduced in 2003 is yet to overcome the challenges associated with increasing enrolment each year unmatched by facilities and teaching staff.

The subsidised secondary education that is being upgraded is yet to overcome the challenges of delayed remittances by the government. Education experts say that it will be difficult to have all primary school pupils transit to secondary school.

“The 100 per cent transition is a misnomer,” said University of Nairobi lecturer George Gathigi. “Nowhere in the world has that been achieved. Strictly speaking, you will always have attrition.”

The Education Ministry has released the guidelines of the increased capitation fund for boarding, day and special needs secondary schools, a subsidy that is meant to increase the transition rate and double the current education budget to more than Ksh60 billion ($600 million).

But students in boarding schools still have to pay Ksh53,554 ($536), and special needs schools students Ksh10,790 ($108) to meet running expenses.

Education stakeholders have welcomed the move by the government to promote education, but caution that it will be a tough task. Dr John Mugo of Uwezo, an education think tank, said students are still waiting for the government to deliver laptops.

The latest statistics show that 700,000 Standard One pupils, out of 1.2 million, have received tablets under the Digital Literacy Programme.

“Digital learning is a good idea, especially in areas, as it is easier to package and load information. But the implementation will take time, and the human resource component needs strengthening,” said Dr Gathigi.

“In some areas, the feat is artificial, as schools are struggling with basic facilities. It will be difficult to move to digital learning with such challenges.”

The government targets to issue 980,848 tablets to 21,729 schools countrywide. So far, 18,069 primary schools have received the gadgets.

After tablets hitch, will Kenyan government deliver?
 

Kwesta

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The answer is hapo Chini, close to a million availed.

What about The ones Magufuli promised while campaigning?
 

MOTOCHINI

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Lilikuwa tamko lamwendokasi
Wanafunzi Turkana wanasomea Chini ya mti
mgongoni kabeba Ak47
Unaleta mipango ya kijingajinga bila kuangalia mambo ya muhimu!!
 

kadoda11

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uhuru akishatafuna miraa yake huwa anatoa ahadi ambazo hana uwezo wa kuzitekeleza.

nasubiri wale wtz waliohaidiwa kwenda kutafuta maisha kenya kwa sharti la kuwa national ID tu waanze kufunga safari....ila mkifika boda lazima mtakwama.
 

mwaswast

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The Kenyan Government will provide Textbooks for form one students joining Secondary school for free in all schools as they roll in Free secondary education.

the CS for Education Dr. Fred Matiang'i said all Form one students will be provided with text books in all schools as government also rolls out free secondary education.
 

KITUGA

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At least this is achievable siyo hiyo ya Laptop wakati Kuna shule hazina umeme
 

pingli-nywee

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uhuru akishatafuna miraa yake huwa anatoa ahadi ambazo hana uwezo wa kuzitekeleza.

nasubiri wale wtz waliohaidiwa kwenda kutafuta maisha kenya kwa sharti la kuwa national ID tu waanze kufunga safari....ila mkifika boda lazima mtakwama.
Acha dharau wewe kama Uhuru anakula miraa vipi na JPM? Mbona Uhuru hana frastreshen?
 

joto la jiwe

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The Kenyan Government will provide Textbooks for form one students joining Secondary school for free in all schools as they roll in Free secondary education.

the CS for Education Dr. Fred Matiang'i said all Form one students will be provided with text books in all schools as government also rolls out free secondary education.
Will provide books, will provide laptops, will provide foods for students, will provide free education, will build light rails in Nairobi, will build BRT, will build 5 world class stadia, will .... will..... will......will...
 

pingli-nywee

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Hata hiyo hawawezi, hao ni watu wa sifa za kijinga, Uhuru akishavuta bhangi anazungumza lolote linalomjia kichwani
Wewe ongea unvotaka ingekuwa ni mtakatifu wenu asiyejaribiwa hata neno moja tu hungeweza kuliandika. Muoga kabisa. Cha ajabu wakenya hawana time na siasa za tz.
 

game over

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Wewe ongea unvotaka ingekuwa ni mtakatifu wenu asiyejaribiwa hata neno moja tu hungeweza kuliandika. Muoga kabisa. Cha ajabu wakenya hawana time na siasa za tz.
Jubilei will provide 5 New SuperModern, World class Stadia in Kenya in 5years
Aisee wakenya ni Mafala sana
 

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