KENYATTA UNIVERSITY TO SET UP A COMPUTER PLANT TO DIGITIZE KENYA'S LEARNING



In a Memorandum of Understanding signed on Friday this week, Kenyatta University and BRCK, a back-up internet generator firm, will set up a computer manufacturing and assembly plant hosted by the university that will design and develop innovative technology to meet the current market demand.

The centre will churn out digital learning programs, design curriculum and gadgets, it will also act as a digital knowledge hub. BRCK has a unique technology that keeps the internet on in the absence of power.

KU Vice Chancellor Prof Olive Mugenda said the partnership establishes Kenya as a global hub for digital education.

Recently, the government assigned Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Moi University to assemble laptops for the government digital learning program. In the deal JKUAT targets to assemble 1, 500 laptops daily from its local assembly plant. The National Treasury on its part exempted excise duty on imported computer parts, making it easier to import in bulk and assemble locally.
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