The World Bank and the Kenya ICT Board are just about to make being a student very exciting, rumour has it that a lauched planned for the 3rd of December at the KICC is an initiative to provide a financial incentive towards making sure University students get to purchase a laptop easily! I definitely want to go back to school, considering the other newly launched venture www.hizonotes.com helps students make money by sharing knowledge and now a subsidized laptop!
The project is targeting both private and public university and if your Uni is among the approved then you should check your wallet make sure you have a bit of cash and then grab the subsidy and get yourself a nice nifty .. Affordable laptop!
Things to remember about this, your voucher is worth Kshs 9600, so you have to top up the balance for the laptop of your choice.
Pick a reliable retailer who can provide after sales service, you always need it with equipment
Do not register more than once the well designed portal only allows a single registration that will have to be approved by your University Administrator for you to get a Voucher
Keep your voucher a secret, otherwise someone else might run with it.
The other best part about this projects website is fully developed in Kenya by some techies who gave me a sneak preview to it… I am very impressed by the work Kenyan programmers can do Can there be any better time to be a Kenyan? Kudos to Paul Kokubo and Team!