Class One pupils in 150 selected schools countrywide will have their first laptops delivered on Monday next week, as the Sh17 billion project begins to be rolled out.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Moi University will provide laptops, routers and servers in this pilot phase.
They will then move on to deliver 600,000 laptops to some schools by June in the first phase .
A section of secondary schools are up in arms over the Form One selection criteria, which has seen pupils with as low as 212 marks join top schools.
The Sunday Nation has learnt that some extra-county schools (previously known as provincial schools) are protesting to the Education ministry over the calibre of some of the students posted there.
In the Nyanza region, for example, two extra-county schools have each received more than 30 students who scored way less than 250 out of the possible 500 marks in last year’s KCPE.
The University of Nairobi has been ranked the fifth best university in Africa. This is two steps from position seven in last year's ranking, according to Spanish research firm Webometrics. This puts UoN at position 697 globally. Prof Olive Mugenda's led Kenyatta University was ranked 18, an improvement of 20 steps compared to last year's 38.
TSC will pay the 70,000 relief teachers employed during the month long teachers strike by February 1.
CEO Nancy Macharia on Monday told the National Assembly Public accounts Committee the Commission was finalising processing wages after a three-month delay.
"We have heard the concerns of the teachers. We are going to pay all teachers at the end of this month and you can quote me on that," Macharia said.
"The commission has a budget. We are going to pay them."