Every primary school in Kenya will have access to the internet by 2030, as promised by President William Ruto.
This past Friday, on the occasion of World Children’s Day 2022, the President spoke about how internet access in schools is a problem in the educational system.
To combat this, “my government is trying to link all primary schools to the Internet by 2030 via the GIGA collaboration that has already delivered Internet connection to 110 schools, benefiting around 40,000 pupils.” In his words.
“Internet access in schools continues to be essential to teaching children digital literacy and preparing them for the workplace and the future of employment,” he added.
The Kenyan people will soon be connected to a national internet grid, as Ruto promised back in June.
Every home, school, market, and public facility that receives electricity from the last mile will also get internet access, according to Ruto’s ambitious plan for internet connectivity.
“There are a lot of people that are struggling to purchase bundles. Call bundles will not be necessary anymore. The calls are going to be free, ” Ruto’s remarks.