UNESCO to support Kenya’s digital literacy programme


Kenya and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have signed a deal that will accelerate digital learning in Kenya.

The agreement on Cooperation in the Implementation of Digital Literacy in Kenya signed at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, on Tuesday was witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova penned the agreement on behalf of the Kenya Government and the UN body respectively.

President Kenyatta welcomed signing of the agreement, saying integration of ICT in education both in teaching and learning is a key priority of his Government.

“I appreciate UNESCO’s collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology together with other key stakeholders to develop the teachers’ skills to ensure full utilization ICT in our classrooms,” the President said.

Ms Bokova commended President Kenyatta’s support, saying his visit to the UNESCO headquarters reflected the strength of Kenya’s commitment to the UN body.

“We are glad and honoured to host you here today,” the UNESCO Director-General said.

Kenya serves as host for the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa that covers 13 countries – Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.