Kenya trained 70,000 teachers to build ICT skills in public schools

Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, announced during the 2016 Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union) that 70,000 teachers have been trained by the government in Information and Communication Technology. Given the comprehensive digital literacy program that is taking place in Kenya’s schools, the knowledge of teachers should be considered as a key feature in order to increase the level of digital skills in the region.

Furthermore, Kenyan government established December as the deadline for providing tablets in 23,951 public schools in order to provide students with adequate tools to take advantage of the new curriculum in smart schools. Laptops will be provided as well in primary schools, reaching more than 1.2 million pupils by 2017.

Additional Sources: The Nation