Digital Literacy programme launched in Lamu

Digital Literacy programme launched in Lamu

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Health PS Nicholas Muraguri teaches class one pupils at Tchundwa primary school in Lamu East how to use tablets. PHOTO: NATASHA NEMA.

Lamu, KENYA: The digital  literacy programme has finally been launched in Lamu East.

The programme was launched on Tuesday by Health PS Nicholas Muraguri at Tchundwa primary school in Lamu East.

A total of 70 tablets were handed over to class one pupils at the school amidst joy and jubilation from teachers, parents and leaders who turned up to witness the launch.

The school brings to nine the total number of schools in Lamu county that have received the digital tablets.

Other schools that’s have so far received the tablets include Witu,Lake Kenyatta,Mkomani girls,Kiunga,Shanga,Pate,Mbwajumwali and Mkokoni primamry schools.

Speaking at the event Muraguri said a total of 600 tablets have been so far been distributed to various schools in Lamu county in a move aimed at digitizing learning as one of the strategies to achieve the millennium goals.

He said the government intended to ensure at least one million pupils all over the country receive the tablets before the 2017 general elections.

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“The laptops and tablets are aimed at helping our children get in touch with the digital world and learning so that they can be able to effectively compete in this highly changing world where everything has gone digital,”said Muraguri.