Kenya’s ICT Ministry plans to train 20 Million Kenyans in digital skills

On Wednesday, Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) and Innovation inaugurated a digital skills training program for 20 million Kenyans.

ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, who presided over the event emphasized that digital literacy is vital for all Kenyans. 

Mucheru stated that in this digital era when the majority of government services have been digitized, Kenyans must be equipped with the necessary technological capabilities. He encourages Kenyans interested in enrolling and learning digital skills to go to and register.

According to ICT Authority acting CEO Kipronoh Ronoh, digital literacy should be taught to the general public, a.

The program is being launched at a time when the Ministry has already released the Kenya National Digital Master Plan 2022-2032, which is a strategy for leveraging and extending the ICT sector’s contribution to socio-economic growth.

According to Ronoh, the Ministry has already handed more than 1.2 million computers to students in Kenyan public schools, as well as linked electricity to more than 22,000 schools, and provided teacher devices to more than 22,000 schools as part of its efforts to encourage digital literacy.

As part of initiatives to educate learners with 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, the Ministry, in collaboration with Kodris Africa, is poised to put out a pilot project for the coding syllabus in 150 public schools.

By incorporating coding into the school curriculum, kids’ technological skills will be enhanced, and they will be more prepared to compete in the ever-evolving world of technology. We want to do the serious task of preparing pupils for the job market.

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