The Kenya Private Schools Association (KPSA) in corporation with Atlancis Technologies has picked Uhuru Gardens Primary School as their main centre for the ICT integration in education project.
KPSA and the ICT Managed Services provider took a team of over 300 directors of private primary schools from Nairobi County to Uhuru Gardens Primary School in a bid to show them how a perfect ICT integrated centre setup should be.
The school administrators were taken through practical integration of ICT in education.
“We have two computer labs complete with a server room, smart boards, projectors and computer hardware fully fitted with interactive digital learning content based on the new Competency Based Curriculum,” said Robert Motari, a teacher at Uhuru Gardens Primary School.
“Our labs can seat a total of 50 students at any given time,” he added.
Mr Motari welcomed other schools to come and benchmark at the school.
According to KPSA Chairlady, Rosebella Ojiambo, the event was necessary to enlighten private schools managers on the demands of having a modern school.
“We are living in the 21st century and this, therefore, requires school directors to be as tech-savvy as the students they take care of. Giving school directors an opportunity to interact with this technology enables them to have a better feel of its benefits to their students hence they are better placed to make informed decisions,” said Ms Ojiambo.
Uhuru Gardens Primary School used the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to construct and equip its computer labs. However, their digital content dabbed "iLearn" was established and installed by Atlancis Technologies, a Kenyan ICT firm.
Ms Ojiambo noted that schools should have a healthy partnership with ICT firms so that they can get digital content that is compatible with the latest technology.
“As a publisher of digital learning content, it was important for us to prioritise the CBC and KICD approval before introducing our content to schools. This way, teachers can confidently introduce learners to our content with the knowledge that it has been fully vetted by the relevant authority,” said Bancy Njuguna, iLearn Project Champion.