Komorebi Post-Digital learning is becoming a reality in Kenya. Both public and private schools are required to adopt the digital curriculum that is set to be introduced first, in the lower classes of the public primary schools.
The ICT Authority, which oversees the digital literacy program, said that it has already communicated to the private institutions about the policy change.
Schools under the Kenya Private Schools Association will be among the first institutions to receive the learning material to implement the new curriculum. The government of Kenya is working hand in hand with the Parents and Teachers’ Association (PTA) of private schools to ensure the schools access the Digital learning devices at an affordable price.
Private schools in Kenya have started the process that will see most schools fitted with computer laboratories in the quest to embrace the new technology. The chief executive of Kenya Private Schools Association (Kepsa), Peter Ndoro, confirmed that talks are underway of how Haier, a Chinese company, to supply computers that will be used to set up the ICT laboratories in private schools.
Through innovative use of technology, private schools in Kenya have been able to provide access to quality education for children in the classroom. Digital classrooms comprise all forms of electronically supported teaching and learning. Content is delivered to students via the internet, intranet/extranet, CD –ROM, satellite TV, audio and video tapes. To utilize these resources, teachers, and students must be trained and qualified to fulfill their roles in private schools. The use of smart classes eases the learning process for all students.
Most private schools are using new technology to provide exceptional and challenging educational experiences. Different programs are being set up to help students focus on schoolwork and how to develop themselves. The schools are now bringing real-world problems to classrooms. Content has been gamified, making learning more fun and interesting. For example, Moringa school is a full-time, immersive coding school in Nairobi.
After the selective admission process, 12 students out of 200 applicants are selected for a 4- month intense boot camp training. Through this time, students go through the various programme to improve the learning, technical and programming skills like HTML, Android. The school was started in 2014 and already over 100 students have graduated and secured the best-paying jobs in the industry.