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2,715 schools to be Connected With Internet in Nairobi

Written by Ndesanjo Macha On 14 March 2014 @ 10:50 am | 1 Comment

In Education, English, Kenya, Quick Reads, Sub-Saharan Africa, Technology

2,715 schools in Nairobi, Kenya will soon be connected [1] with free internet:

Wanachi Group has signed a $3 million (approx. 270m) deal with the Nairobi county, to connect 2,715 schools in Nairobi with internet.

The project was launched today and by June this year (yes, in 3 months), the pilot of 245 schools is expected to be done. After that the project will be evaluated and the second phase rolled out in three to five years.

“In addition to the free Internet, Wananchi will provide each school with a digital set top box for connection to a television for use in delivery of audio content to students. Pre-primary kindergartens will be equipped with a digital set top box and a small television,” said the release from Wananchi.


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[1] will soon be connected: http://www.wanjiku.co.ke/2014/03/wananchi-group-in-sh-270m-deal-with-nairobi-county/

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