Why is it important to promote technological tools of learning in primary schools? The answer to this question is a fairly simple one. Primary schools are the formative years of learning and development and are an important part of educational hierarchy which is crucial in shaping the future generation of a nation.
In the last one decade a lot has been written and spoken about the virtues of a knowledge-based economy. Planners, economists and visionaries from around the world are of the opinion that economies that are driven by knowledge shall emerge to be the role model for development and prosperity.
Kenya’s hope to become the seat of education in the whole of Africa is not a new-found dream. Historical records namely the Swahili manuscript “Utendi Wa Tambuka” attests that Kenyan people had access to education to a date as far back as 1728. During the colonial ear the missionaries tried to establish many schools based on the western philosophy. At the same time several Kenyan nationals from affluent families went aboard to pursue higher education and learning.
In the coming years, Kenya is expected to become the ICT hub of Africa. The Kenyan government is taking keen interest to develop the country on the lines of modernity and technological innovation and the 2017 Master Plan is the embodiment of that. As per the plan, the government has taken initiative to connect every Kenyan with communication and technology. It also aims on building a society on the crux of knowledge and extend all public services to the citizens via the web.