One for the development goals of Uhuru Kenyatta if elected president was to provide laptops for schools in Kenya. Now that he is in office the matter has been put to task with everyone from various sectors of the economy wondering if this was just a dream or it could come to reality. The plan is meant to go into play as soon as next year starting with 6,000 schools as beta testers for the program.
I would strongly support this initiative as it seeks to promote introduction of technology at a young tender age and this could spear head Kenya to becoming a technohub. However there are so many factors that a number of people would agree that would impede the implantation of this beautiful idea.
The teachers are wondering what would happen to them if this technology is introduced. Some are wondering how the laptops will be powered, since Kenya has a poor infrastructure in some of the towns. What about security of the laptops, which is actually a matter of great concern. There is no point giving a child a laptop only for them not to have it by the end of the week.
Although some of the problems can be sorted like using Solar charged laptops like the Samsung one ;there are problems of a greater scale that would prevent this idea from coming true. Who knows Uhuru Kenyatta could be a “jack of all trades” and spear head this vision into reality. Let’s wait and see…