45 schools in Bungoma South District to get computers
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The Kanduyi Mp Alfred Khang'ati addressing parents and stakeholders of the Bungoma South District at Namachanja Secondoary school during their education day. He assured them of 45 schools beneffiting from 700 computers. [Photo | Protus Simiyu | West Fm ]
Forty five schools in Bungoma South District will be provided with computers with money from the development fund of Kanduyi constituency according to the Kanduyi Mp Alfred Khang’ati.
Khang’ati said he was committed to ensure all schools with electricity within the district are given computers to promote ICT in the region.
Addressing heads of schools at Namachanja Secondary school in Bungoma town, the MP disclosed that already 35 schools in the district received 15 computers each saying another consignment of 700 computers is at the Coast Province to be supplied to schools in two weeks time.
He implored the Bungoma South District Education Officer Alfred Shitubi to ensure schools listed to benefit from the program have modern computer laboratories in order to reduce vandalism.
Apart from providing computers, Khang’ati said the CDF computer school program in conjunction with tertiary institutions in Bungoma County are offering computer lessons to teachers during holidays to ensure teachers are not left behind in new technological advancements.
“We want to ensure that every school within the district has at least one teacher who can operate and teach computer,’’ Khang’ati said.
Further, Khang’ati warned heads of schools to ensure funds allocated by the CDF Kitty are utilized to the intended school projects.
He said heads of schools that divert CDF funds to alternative projects will not be entertained saying such moves could bring controversy during auditing.
“If you applied for CDF funds to do class rooms, we will not accept the money to be spend on, for instance, construction of a gate because this is public money and we have to balance the needs,’’ he charged.