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Government rolls out laptop pilot programme in four selected schools

By Boniface Gikandi | Published Wed, September 17th 2014 at 13:00, Updated September 17th 2014 at 13:13 GMT +3

The government has rolled out a pilot programme to determine preparedness of the distribution of laptop to primary school pupils.

In the pilot programme, Ministry of education has identified four primary schools to help in determining the preparedness in the realization of the multi billion shillings programme.

The identified primary schools are located in different parts of the country.  The programme is expected to establish challenges faced to pave way for effective distribution of the computers to millions of pupils.

Muchungucha Primary School in Murang’a county has been selected to represent Central Kenya region. Others are located in Samburu, Kisii, and coastal region.

Ministry’s Head of ICT programmes John Temba Wednesday said the pilot programme is meant to identify the challenges that would hamper the distribution programme.

He said the team is also looking at the security of the laptop programme and inspecting the rooms where they will be stored before they distribute to pupils.

“We are out to check the logistics in the pilot programme to ensure effective preparation in distribution network to all the primary schools countrywide,” said Temba.

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