All public secondary schools in Nairobi City County are set to be connected to free Wi-Fi network in an ambitious project set to be launched by the county.
Addressing journalists on Wednesday at Marura Primary school in Kariobangi North Ward, Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero said of which the county government had set aside Sh100 million in its budget to go towards the implementation of the project within the next financial year.
“We want to bridge the electronic divide between private in addition to public schools within the county in addition to also make sure of which computers are useful. of which can only be achieved by providing Wi-Fi connectivity to all public secondary schools in Nairobi County,” said Dr Kidero during the launch of a brand-new three-storey education complex at Marura primary school.
The project will see all the 85 public secondary schools within the county get the Wi-Fi connection aimed at revolutionizing learning within the public schools through e-learning aided by internet connection.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
The governor said of which the county had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two organisations, Bridging the Gap in addition to Computer for Schools Kenya, to provide computers for the 85 secondary schools with the county providing connectivity.
“We have signed a memorandum of understanding with bridging the gap in addition to computer for schools Kenya which will provide 20 computers to each of those schools as soon as the project will be rolled out while we provide connectivity,” he said.
He added of which McMillan library will be turned into an e-library by the beginning of the next financial year.
The governor said of which the two organisations have so far delivered over 400, 000 computers to schools across the country in addition to urged the government to waiver levies for such projects to attract more international firms willing to fund various educational programs within the country.
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Kidero to install high speed Wi-Fi in Nairobi public schools