Kenya, Korea train 95 teachers for high-tech teaching

The governments of Kenya and Korea have trained 95 teachers in new approaches to teach using Information, Communication and Technology.

Held at the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI), the five-day training session attracted teachers from several schools in Nairobi.

KEMI Director General, Mrs Leah Rotich, said the teachers who were trained will benefit the forthcoming competence curriculum reform, which the government is in the process of developing in conjunction with stakeholders.

This is part of the Primary Schools Environment Improvement and Capacity Building Project in Kenya under which both infrastructure standards and ICT competence would be improved in two Kenya schools.

Mrs Rotich said the project is aimed at upgrading teaching environment of primary education in Kenya, enhancing the capacity of ICT-based primary education in Kenya and transferring educational technology and knowledge to Kenya.

Under the arrangement, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will modernise teaching and learning facilities in Ngundu and Uhuru Gardens Primary schools in Nairobi.

The project will see the construction of a one-storey building which will compromise three classrooms, one computer lab, auditorium (108 seats), toilets for students and teachers at Ngundu Primary School.

Two buildings will be put up at Uhuru Gardens Primary School comprising Head Teacher Room, 1 Conference Room, 1 Class Preparation Room, 1 Library, Tea Room, Auditorium (208 seats) Toilet, whereas first Floor will have 1 Chief of Center Room, 1 Office, 2 Computer Labs, Toilet.


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