During the year 2010/11, the Ministry strengthened the coordination office to help coordinate and harmonize ICT in education issues particularly integration of ICT in teaching and learning. This has been done by the setting up of institutional framework at the Ministry to cater for both the technical and the pedagogical aspects of ICT. Key among the institutions set up include: The ICT Integration Team; the ICT Unit and the ICT4E unit.
Multimedia Project (TELEVIC) to equip 240 schools secondary schools with content delivery systems began in 2009 and so far 120 schools are equipped. 61 teachers drawn from 20 schools have been capacity built on the use of this equipment. It is planned that an additional 900 teachers will be trained from the remaining 220 schools. Further, the Ministry will avail digital content to all these institutions for use with the multi media lab.
In 2010/2011, under the Economic Stimulus Programme, Kshs.980 million was allocated for equipping of 5 public secondary schools from each constituency with a comprehensive ICT infrastructure. A total of 1021 schools throughout the country benefited. The package included training of 10,500 teachers, 1021 head teachers and 210 ICT champions from the beneficiary schools.
In year 2011, the National ICT Integration and Innovation Centre (NI3C) was established at former Kenya Science premises (SMASSE grounds) at an initial cost of Ksks.34 million with the support of VVOB funding. The centre?s mandate is to facilitate learning institutions on ICT integration and provide a national help desk on new innovations in schools.
In 2012/2013, under the Economic Stimulus Programme, Kshs.438 million is budgeted or equipping of 2 public secondary schools from each constituency with a comprehensive ICT infrastructure. A total of 420 schools throughout the country are targeted to benefit. The package included training of 2,000 teachers and 420 head teachers from the beneficiary schools. It is expected that by the close of the financial year, this goal will have been achieved.
Through the Kenya Institute of Education, the Ministry has developed digital content for Mathematics and Science for standard four to seven in primary level and 12 subjects in orm one and two for secondary schools. The digitization of the content for the rest of the classes is currently underway.
Further, the Ministry has established one model centre at St. Peters Claver School as an ICT centre for adult learners.
To strengthen the impact of ICT integration the ministry of education is engaged in a number of private public partnerships that target a diversity of areas in the broad sector of ICT integration in education. These include the following;
- British Council ?Badiliko Project? - Badiliko Project had established 60 ICT hubs that were distributed in various primary and secondary schools in the country. The project provides 2 CPUs with 18 ports and a Multi ? point server. The British Council proposes to equip 50 primary schools with ICT equipment by the end of 2012/2013 to go along with the Ministry of Education Initiative in ES-3.
- VVOB ?Holistic Model? has supplied 4 secondary schools with a comprehensive ICT infrastructure.
- ACE ? is a private public partnership between UAID, Intel, Microsoft and Cisco. It has supplied 23 primary schools and 3 secondary schools with each 50 classmate laptops, 1 printer, 2 digital cameras and other accessories.
To strengthen the impact of ICT integration the Ministry of Education is engaged in a number of private public partnerships that target a diversity of areas in the broad sector of ICT Integration in Education.