Introduction

The Ministry of Education also acknowledges the need to reform the secondary school curriculum with the emphasis shifting from knowledge acquisition to creation of knowledge. To achieve this several initiatives have been initiated in our secondary schools by both the public and private sector.

Rationale

The Government through the Ministry of Education in collaboration with partners and stakeholders has since 2006 made several undertakings towards integrating ICT in education and training. In the financial year 2010/2011 the Ministry launched ICT Economic Stimulus Programme targeting secondary schools in the entire country.

To implement the programme the Ministry selected one teacher per constituency, the selected teachers were referred as “ICT Champions”. Their role was to train peers in the constituency on ICT integration in education as well as inspect the equipment supplied to schools and give recommendations on their suitability.

Since then there have been many changes in administrative areas and also some champions have been transferred, left teaching and others promoted positions of higher responsibility. The Ministry of Education in collaboration with teacher service commission select three nominees per Sub County.

Over eight hundreds nominees were subjected to an online suitability test. After the test, three hundred and twenty four ICT champions were selected. The selected teachers were trained on ICT integration in April 2018 on new and emerging trends in technology.