The Star (Nairobi)

31 January 2013

Kenya: Five Youth Polytechnics Get Sh7 Million ICT Boost

Five youth polytechnics in Nakuru and Baringo are set to benefit from Information Communication Technology infrastructure costing more than Sh7 million.

Speaking during the launch at Njoro Youth Polytechnic yesterday, Help Mission Development Service director, Josephine Sindavi said the program will involve adult-education classes with the aim of enhancing computer literacy among rural folk.

The five polytechnics, Njoro, Kagoto, Septet, Cheptuech and Dumdam will receive 20 computers each, printers and photocopiers. Sindavi said they will also fund construction and furnishing of fully networked computer laboratories at the polytechnics as well as training trainers.

"In order for trainers to impart sufficient and modern knowledge in ICT to their students, they need to go for refresher courses and sharpen their skills," she said.

HMDS has been supporting graduates from youth polytechnics with capital and tools to start their own businesses over the past 10 years.

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