25 January 2013

Kenya: University for E-Waste Curriculum in Schools

Photo: Natalie Behring/Greenpeace
Electronic waste.

KISII University principal John Akama yesterday said that there is need to develop e-waste curriculum in schools and institutions of higher learning for the sake of effective management of e-waste.

Speaking at Kisii university college during the signing of a memorandum of Understanding with University Northampton of the UK over e-waste management, Akama said the university has keen interest in e-waste management by giving support to activities that are aimed at reducing environmental pollution.

He said the signing of the memorandum had come at a time when the university will be elevated to a fully fledged university early next month. "The memorandum has come at a time when president Kibaki is expected to give the university a charter next month," he added.

"The dissipation of valuable and toxic materials due to the distribution and disposal of electronics will continue, unless effective measures are put in place to counter the same," he said.

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