By Jackson Okoth
A large number of people in the teaching profession are still either computer illiterate or less confident to use the latest technology available while performing their duties.
Others in the staff room cannot compare lesson notes on Skype with other professionals worldwide and are not techno savvy.
This is according to observations by Emily Gumba, Program and Business Development Manager, British Council-Kenya. Gumba says it is only the computer class teacher, who has an email address, can use a digital camera or a DVD player as a teaching aid.
“We shall share experiences on our successes and failures, seek solutions to the challenges we face and then look at the policy document,” said Gumba.
The workshop brings together ministers, education policy leaders, corporates and development agencies across the country to review the existing ICT for Education strategic policy framework. “The issue of Internet connectivity has been a challenge although we are already seeing more providers channel their services to schools. Communities are also mobilising their own resources to put up electricity in those remote schools,” said Gumba.