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VOA慢速英语新闻:肯尼亚向一年级学生免费提供笔记本电脑(双语)

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肯尼亚最近新当选总统乌呼鲁·肯雅塔承诺向乡村小学每位一年级学生免费提供笔记本电脑,但有人质疑肯尼亚是否做好准备,总统的计划是否能成功。
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From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report.
这里是美国之音慢速英语教育报道。

Kenya's recently elected President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised free laptop computers to every first-year student in the Country Schools. But some people questioned whether Kenya is ready and whether the president's plan can really succeed.
肯尼亚最近新当选总统乌呼鲁·肯雅塔承诺向乡村小学每位一年级学生免费提供笔记本电脑,但有人质疑肯尼亚是否做好准备,总统的计划是否能成功。

Provision of the computers is to begin early next year. First-year students at schools like the Muthaiga primary school outside Nairobi, currently learned the traditional way with chalkboards, textbooks, and memorization.
电脑将于明年年初开始发放,像内罗毕市外穆海咖小学等学校的一年级学生目前只有传统的教学工具,比如黑板、教科书和记忆法。

Muthaiga's head teacher Bernadette Owino said the new technology could provide excellent chances for learning for her students.
穆海咖小学校长贝尔纳黛特·欧文娜说,新技术将为学生提供学习的极佳机会。

"The world is becoming a small village and you need to connect with the rest of the world, only if you're computer literate. And it will also give the children a chance as they progress and grow to be able to research and have more knowledge. I think it's a great idea if it works. It's beautiful. "
“世界越来越成为小村庄,必须与世界联通,这就必须学会电脑。电脑还有利于孩子的进步和成长,让他们进行研究,掌握更多的知识。如果计划得以实施,我想这是个很棒的主意,太棒了!”

Educators and students may be excited and pleased about the government's laptop program, but others say the country is not ready. Many teachers still are not able to use computers themselves, and a lot of schools are in poor condition, and do not have electric power.
教育工作者和学生们可能对政府的笔记本计划感到很兴奋,但有人说肯尼亚并未准备好。许多老师自己都还不会使用电脑,很多学校条件很差,根本没有电。

The post-primary teachers union says it supports the idea of giving computers to first-year students, but the union's Secretary General Akelo Misori said students and teachers must first made basic requirements.
中学教师联盟称支持这个向一年级学生提供电脑的主意,但联盟秘书长阿克罗·密所里说,学生和教师们必须先满足基本的要求。

"If basic skills of math and reading are still a challenge in our primary schools, then it means, therefore, that the introduction of technology in schools through laptops may not be a viable component of our learning circumstances now."
“如果小学里基本的数学和阅读技能都仍是个问题的话,那么在这些学校引入电脑将不会成为我们目前学习环境的有用成分。”

The laptop program was a major campaign promise of Mr Kenyatta who won the election in March by a narrow vote. But the idea started at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi.
肯雅塔于三月份以微弱优势赢得选举,笔记本项目是他在竞选中的承诺。但这个主意最早来自内罗毕乔莫·肯雅塔农业技术大学。

Suleman Okech heads a team that is proposing ways to put the program into effect, the computers to be used operate on solar power.
苏莱曼·欧凯克是一个团队的负责人,该团队正寻找实施项目的办法,这些电脑可用太阳能来发动。

Suleman Okech said every new program has difficulties that have to be faced, he said his team's challenges include training teachers to manage school's getting computers. But he said he believes the teacher can do what is required.
苏莱曼·欧凯克说,每个新项目都必须面对一些困难,他说自己团队面临的挑战包括,培训教师来管理学校获得的电脑。但他说相信老师们可以达到要求。

And he added that if the program goes ahead, its effects would extent far beyond the classroom. He said to produce half a million laptops by January, 12,000 people would have be to employed, but there are budget worries.
他说,如果项目能得以实施,那么其效果将不仅局限于课堂内。他说为了在一月份之前生产50万台电脑,将雇佣1.2万名工人,但他们担心预算问题。

The new government is still working on the country's budget and how to pay for the program. Providing laptop computers for all first-year school children in Kenya is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
新政府仍在制定该国的预算方案,以及研究如何支付该项目。向肯尼亚每位一年级学生提供笔记本电脑预计将耗资数亿美元。

And that's the Education Report from VOA Learning English.
这里是美国之音慢速英语教育报道。

词汇解释

1.chalkboard n. 黑板

Then one morning we were working math problems at the chalkboard.
后来有一天早晨,我和玛丽在黑板上写下了数字题目。

2.memorization n. 记住;暗记

This reduces the burden of memorization and helps you learn faster.
这样可以减少你的记忆量,帮助你更快的学习。

3.literate adj. 受过教育的;精通文学的

Only a few of the nation's peasants are literate.
这个国家的农民中只有少数人能识字。

4.viable adj. 可行的;能养活的;能生育的

The factory is no longer economically viable.
这个工厂在经济上已经维持不下去了。

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