The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced 1,000 internship opportunities in the State Department of Basic Education.
According to a notice published on Tuesday, September 5, the opportunities are part of the Digital Literacy Program (DPL)– a government initiative that seeks to impart digital knowledge to learners.
PSC stated that the internship program will last for 12 months. The interns are entitled to a monthly stipend as provided for in the government’s regulations regarding compensation of interns.
PSC Internship Requirements
According to the commission, persons eligible for the internship program should be holders of either a bachelor’s degree in education with a specialization in Information Communication Technology (ICT) or a degree in ICT, a Diploma in ICT or ICT integration in Education from any recognized institution.
However, the candidates must have graduated not earlier than 2019- according to the conditions specified by the PSC.
Further, the candidates should have knowledge in networking and infrastructure, applications development, project management, and information security as well as the ability to integrate ICT with education.
During the program, the interns will perform- among other duties- support e-learning and training primary school teachers. Further, successful applicants will be charged with the role carrying out innovations to help the schools improve on use of digital learning.
Additionally, selected candidates will be charged with the duty of maintaining ICT services in schools and providing first-line support.
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How to Apply
Interested candidates, as per the notice, will tender their applications online through PSC’s job portal before the set deadline of September 25.
Subsequently, selected candidates will be deployed to schools at the sub-county level where they will help to roll out virtual learning and other digital skills.
Upon completion, the State Department of Education will issue the interns with certificates to confirm their service under the program.
The Digital Literacy Program (DLP) was launched in 2016 in a bid to entrench ICT in Kenya’s education system.
The program saw the government deliver over 1.2 million tablets and pupils in primary schools which according to the government were loaded with content approved by the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).