Laptops lie idle in Kenyan schools as teachers’ union boss faults almost collapsed Sh30 billion project

Less than half of teachers, at 39 per cent, are using ICT in classrooms

According to him, teachers are not to blame for the almost collapsed project meant to equip Class One pupils with laptops.

"The teachers were not trained. They were merely assessed and given the gadgets,” Sossion remarked adding that the government rushed through the project.

His sentiments raise questions about the project that cost the government a whopping Sh30 billion.

He said the government could have saved taxpayers’ money had it provided laptops to teachers or set up computer laboratories.

Unwillingness

A report by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) revealed that only a few teachers use ICT facilities supplied through the digital literacy programme in enhancing teaching and learning.

“This was interpreted as either unwillingness by teachers to integrate ICT in the learning process or a lack of capacity to do it,” the report dated May 2018 reads.

The report further indicates that less than half of teachers, at 39 per cent, were using ICT to enhance learning despite having the facilities and reliable power.

According to official statistics, more than 70,000 teachers had been trained under the programme.

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