Saturday, June 19, 2010

$2 Million Laptop Grant for Kenyan University Students

Kenya's ICT Board, the main implementation agency under the Ministry of Information & Communication has lined up US$ 2 Million which will go towards granting about 15,500 university students the opportunity to own their own personal laptop.

This initiative, which is supported under the World Bank's KTCIP programme will go a long way towards increasing the awareness, application and opportunities for ICT in the education sector.

Students will be required to apply for the grant via the ICT Board web-based portal and will be served on a first-come first-serve basis with further verification and authentication being performed by the laptop vendor and the university to which the student belongs.

Kudos to the ICT Board for yet another ground-breaking initiative!

4 comments:

hustla said...

kudos to ICT Board

俊偉 said...

Keep in contact. Good Luck..................................................

victor said...

Good stuff, I hope it is implemented well.

hmthairu said...

We have been waiting for the implementation of this project for quite sometime.

I hope this can go betond words to putting fool proof implementation mechanisms.

What is the time frame ?