Saturday, August 10, 2013

JKUAT to Assemble Laptops for the Jubilee's Laptop project

Source; Kenya broadcasting corporation

The Government’s promise for free Laptop per child in the Country’s primary schools has received a major boost from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). The University has embarked on a programme to expand its existing computer assembly facility through partnership with Government and industry. Imbuga says that as a leading university of technology in Kenya and in the region, the Institution’s duty will be to ensure that the Country’s children were able to access appropriate, relevant and affordable technology assembled locally.
“The university has resident technological know-how and would seek to partner with giants like Microsoft and Samsung to make this dream of locally assembled devices a reality in the shortest time possible, she noted. Imbuga pointed out that the free Laptop per child project would among other reasons promote innovation and integration of Technology in education, promote employment and wealth creation for the Kenyan people, as well as promote Public, Private Partnership (PPP).
JKUAT has been spearheading a computer assembly project –the Madaraka Computer initiative, as part of Vision 2030 flagship project funded by Ministry of Information and Communications and aimed at capacity building in ICT as well as assembling affordable computers that would be available to the public.... Read the comprehensive news article and discuss at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

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