Nairobi County, in partnership with Wananchi group, is set to provide free internet in 240 schools.
The initiative will see each school get free internet and a Digital set top box to be connected to televisions to enable audio learning. Kindergartens will receive both a digital set top box and a small tv.
On his Facebook page, Nairobi governor Evans Kidero said that the project was aimed at promoting e-learning programmes as well as modernising classrooms and teaching students new technologies.
Nairobi City County has partnered with Wananchi Group to provide free internet for schools.
The project will assist the County Government in delivering information communication and technology services to schools as well as promoting e-learning programmes, modernizing our classrooms and teaching students new technologies.
In addition to the free Internet, each school will receive a digital set top box for connection to a television for use in delivery of audio content to students. Pre-primary kindergartens will be equipped with a digital set top box and a small television.
The pilot programme will cost Sh125 million. The plan is to have over 2000 schools connected.