The Nairobi City County is set to launch an ambitious project to connect all public secondary schools in the county to a free Wi-Fi network.
Speaking on Wednesday at Marura Primary school in Kariobangi North Ward, Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero said that the county government had set aside Sh100 million in its budget to go towards the implementation of the project in the next financial year.
“We want to bridge the electronic divide between private and public schools in the county and also make sure that computers are useful. This can only be achieved by providing Wi-Fi connectivity to all public secondary schools in Nairobi County,” said Dr Kidero.
He said that the county had also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two organisations, Bridging the Gap and Computer for Schools Kenya, to provide computers for the 85 secondary schools with the county providing connectivity.
“We have signed a memorandum of understanding with bridging the gap and computer for schools Kenya which will provide 20 computers to each of those schools as soon as the project is rolled out while we provide connectivity,” he said.
He added that McMillan library will be turned into an e-library by the beginning of the next financial year.