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KENYA PRESENTATION AT THE SOUTH – SOUTH LEARNING VISIT MUMBAI – INDIA 9 TH FEBRUARY, 2009. Relevant Statistics. Population of approximately 36 million Over 5,000 secondary schools (1.4M), 25,000 primary schools(8.2M) and 600 Youth Polytechnics(200,000)

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Relevant statistics

Relevant Statistics

Population of approximately 36 million

Over 5,000 secondary schools (1.4M), 25,000 primary schools(8.2M) and 600 Youth Polytechnics(200,000)

7Public Universities; 23 Private Universities, 66 Public TTI’s with an enrollment of approximately 200,000 students

Enrollments in ICT and Engineering related courses at University and tertiary level (diploma) is approx. 4,500 students

Kenya vision 2030

Kenya Vision 2030 is the county’s new development blueprint covering the period 2008 to 2030. It aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing , “middle income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030”

Foundations for kenya vision 2030

The economic, social and political pillars of Kenya Vision 2030 are anchored on:

  • Macroeconomic stability;

  • Continuity in governance reforms;

  • Enhanced equity and wealth creation opportunities for the poor;

  • Infrastructure & energy;

  • Science, technology and innovation (STI);

  • Land reform & human resources development

  • Security as well as public sector reforms

Science technology and innovation sti

  • Vision 2030 proposes intensified application of STI to raise productivity and efficiency levels across the three pillars.

  • It recognizes the critical role played by research and development (R&D) in accelerating economic development in the newly industrialized countries of the world.

  • The government will create and implement an STI policy framework to support Vision 2030

Science technology and innovation sti contd

  • More resources will be devoted to:

  • scientific researchand technical capabilities of the workforce

  • raising the quality of teaching mathematics, science and technology in schools, polytechnics and universities.

Ict policy frameworks

  • E-Government Strategy – The Strategic Framewok, Administrative Structure, Training Requirements and Standardization Framework – March, 2004

  • In Education Sector, National ICT Strategy for Education and Training – June, 2006

  • Both frameworks are mainstreamed in both national and sector policy and budget processes.

Kenya ict trust fund
Kenya ICT Trust Fund:

  • This is the first public private sector within the Ministry of Education which mobilise resources from corporate contributors for support of ICT in education.

  • So far this programme has been instrumental in raising more than KShs. 18 million (US$ 225,000) both in cash and in kind.

  • There are now a number of PPPs being championed at various components of the ICT strategy (i.e. infrastructure, digital content, connectivity, capacity building etc).


  • Development of websites in Ministries and Departments.

  • Development of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Database (IPPD) System.

  • Development of Information Infrastructure i.e. development of Local Area Networks (LAN)in Government institutions.

  • Implementation of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS)

Posting kcse and kcpe results online
Posting KCSE and KCPE results online

  • The Government through the Ministry of Education established an examination posting site with the following address

  • This has enabled many Kenyans access examination results with ease regardless of time and place.

  • The site is providing a platform for sending of exam results to mobile phones online.

Emis networks in all district and provincial education offices
EMIS Networks in all District and Provincial Education Offices

  • EMIS LAN has been laid in all Districts and Provinces, with a maximum 22 computers to be connected at each site.

  • This was done in preparation for decentralized data processing at the field offices for improved accuracy, timeliness and monitoring of education data and information.

Kenya presentation at the south south learning visit mumbai india 9 th february 2009

  • Highly integrated Civil Service

    • Apply for Civil Service Jobs on-line.

    • Issues of Passport application requests are now available on-line-

    • Submission of tax returns

      Money transfer system through M-PESA which is very popular across the country.

Kenya presentation at the south south learning visit mumbai india 9 th february 2009

Challenges of ict
Challenges of ICT 2009, piloting of Form 1).

  • The major challenge in respect to this component is inadequate connectivity and network infrastructure.

  • A major problem is limited penetration of the physical telecommunication infrastructure into rural and low-income areas.

  • Specifically, the main challenge is limited access to dedicated phone lines and high-speed systems or connectivity to access e-mail and Internet resources.

Challenges 2009, piloting of Form 1).

  • Alternative and appropriate technologies for access to Internet resources, including wireless systems remain quite expensive.

  • Kenya is characterized by a wide variation in resource endowment leading to attendant disparities for ICT.

Challenges cont
Challenges Cont.. 2009, piloting of Form 1).

  • There is limited capacity for effective use and maintenance of ICT infrastructure at the various levels including our educational institutions.

  • Most schools use less than 40% of the available ICT infrastructure.

Way forward
Way Forward 2009, piloting of Form 1).

  • The laying of the Cyber-optic cables countrywide.

  • Enhancing e-learning at all levels to increase access and quality of education at all levels.

Kenya presentation at the south south learning visit mumbai india 9 th february 2009

Kenya presentation at the south south learning visit mumbai india 9 th february 2009

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