PS calls for sustainability of DLP
Broadcasting and Telecommunications PS Sammy Itemere has called for sustainability of digital learning in schools.
Itemere concurred with the Director of ICT Authority, Paul Rono, that parents and teachers ought to liaise with other stakeholders to actualize this.
They were speaking at Ibinzo and Ematetie Primary schools in Kakamega County on Friday during the official launch of digital learning.
Education PS, Dr. Belio Kipsang, and State House Spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, were also present.
Kipsang and Esipisu called for adoption of ICT so as to compete effectively in the global digital space.
Kipsang gave Ibinzo Girls and Ematetie Secondary schools Sh5 million each for construction of extra classrooms and donated 40 computers to the two institutions.
He contended that their expansion would enable them absorb more students from the vicinity in transiting education.
Dr. Kipsang stressed that primary school parents should not be levied by any teacher as education was free.
While Esipisu and Itemere donated Sh500, 000 and Sh100, 000 respectively for installation of windows at Ibinzo Primary School, the education PS pledged to explore possibilities of expanding it.
The Principal of Ematetie Secondary School, Julius Chesienyi, had expressed concern over lack of facilities, including library, laboratory and staffroom, among others.
Lurambi MP, Raphael Otaalo (ODM) and the Kakamega County Commissioner Kang’ethe Thuku, thanked the government for connecting local schools with electricity and making digital learning a reality.
Thuku pointed out that Jamindas-Bushangala road was passable after it was recently graded by the government.
By Bantaleo Muhindi