Excitement greeted Baragoi Primary School in the remote parts of Samburu County, after Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary (CS) Charles Keter distributed tablets to pupils in lower primary classes under the Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) at the institution on October 4th, 2016.
Learners at the school are largely drawn from the pastoral Samburu community. CS Keter said DLP was a flagship project, and the Government was committed to ensuring Kenya becomes a knowledge based economy by introducing the use of computers in learning, right from primary school levels to universities.
He said his Ministry of Energy and Petroleum had supplied electricity to almost all the primary schools in the country in readiness for the successful take off of DLP.
“We have connected over 97 per cent of the primary schools in the country for the DLP take off and those that have not been supplied with electricity will soon be powered,” said Keter who was accompanied by the local leaders.
Mr Keter urged Kenyans to support the Digital Literacy Programme to ensure its success, saying it will transform learning in primary schools across the country. DLP is one of the Vision 2030 projects whose purpose is to transform Kenya into an industrialised nation with improved lives of the citizens.
Other Vision 2030 flagship projects so far achieved under the Jubilee Government include the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway and high electricity connectivity to citizens under the Last Mile Connectivity Programme. (By Moses Nyandika)