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Are laptops more important than desks in Kenya’s schools?

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Are laptops more important than desks in Kenya’s schools?

In theory, six-year-old Kenyan pupil Kizito Wafula could soon be using a government-funded laptop in the next few weeks, but his school in the west of the country has no desks or chairs – and, crucially, no electricity to power it.

As Kenya’s government tries to fulfil its 2013 election pledge to give first year primary school students access to laptops, Kizito will not be able to benefit from the ambitious $600m (£425m) Digischool scheme.

Instead he will continue to use scraps of paper to write down his notes, keeping them bundled in a small black plastic bag.READ MORE

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Are laptops more important than desks in Kenya’s schools? Reviewed by on March 3, 2016 .

Are laptops more important than desks in Kenya’s schools? In theory, six-year-old Kenyan pupil Kizito Wafula could soon be using a government-funded laptop in the next few weeks, but his school in the west of the country has no desks or chairs – and, crucially, no electricity to power it. As Kenya’s government tries to

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