Fgee a local IT solutions firm has partnered with Asus, a global tech firm to supply 2,000 computers to high schools across the country.
According to Fgee, the five year programme is aimed at improving student’s IT skills. The programme starts with Thika high school before being rolled out to more schools countrywide.
“This partnership will go a long way in ensuring that our students become tech-savvy and in the process drive the country’s ICT transformation agenda,” said Mr. Francis Ngugi – CEO, Fgee technology Ltd.
ASUS who are the leading manufacturers of computer and phone hardware in Europe with headquarters in Taiwan, has been conducting a program dubbed the “computer Recycling and education program” that began in 2008. The company has so far donated 8,394 refurbished computers to over 27 different countries.
The two companies urged the Kenyan government to continue partnering with IT companies to improve uptake of computers in schools.
They also urged the government to review taxes it imposes on IT equipment, most especially those that are used in schools and other learning institutions.