Close to 2,164 public primary schools yet to receive free laptops
SEE ALSO :Raila at the launch of eKitabu challengeTeachers on the other hand claim that some schools do not have power to sustain these laptops making the exercise futile. Speaking to House Committee on Education, Amina told Julius Melly that out of 21,731 schools, the ministry had managed to issue 19,565 schools with free tablets. Amina also said that many special schools were yet to receive the laptops. “Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has installed devices at 7,256 schools while Moi University has reached 12,309. Overall, 1,067,745 digital devices have been installed,” supposed Ms Mohamed. It is believed that all schools in Elgeyo Marakwet have the tablets. Homabay is leading with the highest number of schools that do not have the free laptops at 278 followed by Siaya with 176, West Pokot has 167 schools yet to receive laptops and Migori has 165 schools yet to receive these free learning tablets for pupils. It has also been alleged that most lower primary school teachers do not have computer literacy skills.