Laptops, Tablets, Now Computer Labs. Jubilee Dancing Around Campaign Promises

Laptops, Tablets, Now Computer Labs. Jubilee Dancing Around Campaign Promises


A new revelation by the PS in the Ministry of Education, Belio Kipsang, now confirms that the government has suspended issuance of tablets to Class One pupils. Citing costs and failed uptake, the government will now build a computer lab for all of the 25,000 primary schools in Kenya. This effectively scuttles the ambitious free laptop plan. 

A report by the Ministry of Education in December 2018 showed that the implementation of the digital literacy program that cost taxpayers millions was only 5% achieved.

Although started as a free laptop programme, it was transformed into a tablet program in 2016.

The main reason for this was after it was proven that laptops were more expensive.

Now that the tablet programme has also failed, the government will now build computer laps for each primary school.

The Parliamentary Education Committee questioned the plan and PS Kipsang said that this was the second phase of the plan.

So what happens to the companies that won the tenders to supply the laptops, and then the tablets?

Will these be cancelled?

If at all contracts of the tenders were signed, it is likely that the suppliers will still demand their money.



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