Kenya Education Network (KENET) is a National Research and Education Network that promotes the use of ICT in Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education Institutions in Kenya. KENET aims to interconnect all the Universities, Tertiary and Research Institutions in Kenya by setting up a cost effective and sustainable private network with high speed access to the global Internet.
Following a partnership that was signed by the Dedan Kimathi University and the firm KENET difference is now felt by students in Dedan Kimathi University. The firm has built a mast for Internet connection.
The mast which is approximated to have cost about 4 million Kenya shillings is built at the heart of Kimathi University. It is located just about five meters from the staff cafeteria and about ten meters from the school of computer science and information technology. This is expected to change the Internet speeds In the University. The mast is expected to serve both Karatina University and Dedan Kimathi University.
High internet speed is of importance to any university, due to the rigorous research that the students are supposed to undertake. However the expectation is that the students will take time and learn from the relevant and most helpful sites in the internet.
An unconfirmed report once showed how students spend most of their time in porn sites and social sites. It has also come at the right time as the University recently started an e-learning platform for its students.
For a long time students have been complaining about the slow Internet speeds, mostly during the day the Internet has been as slow as 3kb/second. This is a reprieve for students who have been doing some units in the e-learning platform as it has not been easy when it came to submitting their assignments.
As students we laud the administration for overseeing such a partnership that will bring changes in internet speeds at the University.