Posted on: 28th March 2018
Digitization of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Curriculum
In the spirit of partnership with other public institutions and to encourage the development of relevant local content as a demand driver for ICT services, the Authority supported the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (formerly KIE) in its programme for digitization of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) curriculum. This is a land mark project that will enhance e-learning in the country and provide an incentive for teachers and students to access ICT services.
Through the support of the Authority, the Institute has been able to digitise 11 subjects for the Form 1 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) curriculum. In addition, the digitised subjects were piloted in 20 schools of which 16 are the beneficiaries of the Authority’s school-based ICT Centre initiative. The support from the Authority went into the acquisition of hardware and software and capacity building at a cost totalling Kshs. 15 million.
School-based ICT Centres
To bridge digital divide and enhance ICT capacity building in the country, the Authority in 2007 supported the implementation of 16 school-based ICT Centres. The model is built on the premise of using schools as hosts for ICT facilities, to take advantage of the organizational and administrative capacities of these institutions in planning and making the services accessible to the beneficiaries.
Garbatulla High School – Isiolo
The Authority provided requisite furniture; computer hardware and software in addition one year free Internet connectivity. The project continues to provide access to more than 5,404 students annually.