President William Ruto on Friday said all primary schools will have internet connectivity by 2030.
The project is set to benefit about 40,000 children and aims to boost to the country’s education system.
He said the move would instill digital literacy among children preparing them for workplace environment.
“Access to internet in schools remains a necessity to impart digital literacy to children to prepare them for the work place and the future world of work,” he said.
He said this on Friday at the World Children’s Day, 2022, saying that access to internet in schools is a challenge on the education system.
“To address this, my government is working to connect all primary schools to the Internet by 2030 through the GIGA partnership that has already provided Internet access to 110 schools to benefit about 40,000 children,” he said
During his presidential campaign in June, Ruto pledged to connect Kenyans to a national internet grid. He had also promised free calls after the internet connection.
“Many people are struggling to get bundles. You will no longer need bundles to make calls. Calls will be free,” Ruto said.
He said under this internet connectivity programme, every house, school, market and social amenity served by the last mile power connection will also get internet.