School managers in Homa Bay County have been urged to ensure the success of the digital learning program under the government funded provision of digital learning devices for primary schools.
The Homa Bay County Commissioner (CC), Herman Shambi told head teachers to ensure the gadgets were fully utilised to equip learners with information technology skills.
He at the same time told school managers to ensure the gadgets are safeguarded against theft and mishandling.
The CC made the remarks on Monday when he led the County Development Implementation and Communication Committee on a tour of schools in Suba South Sub County to inspect the progress of the uptake of digital learning.
He noted that a total of 875 schools in the County had been provided with digital learning devices with only six new schools yet to be supplied translating to over 99% uptake.
Shambi however, regretted that cases of theft of the devices that had been reported in 72 schools and warned that the perpetrators of the burglary will be tracked down to face the full force of the law.
“We will also take stern measures against school managers who failed to safeguard the digital learning devices and those who don’t ensure the full utilization of the devices for the benefit of learners,” he said.
He commended the management of Dr. Williams Primary School in Rusinga Island for the successful implementation of the digital learning program and urged other schools managers to benchmark from the school.
The CC was accompanied by Presidential Delivery Unit Nyanza Region Director, Gerishon Wangira and the Homa Bay County Information Communication Technology Authority Coordinator, Tukiko Saitoti.
By Davis Langat