Some 10,184 schools will be connected to electricity when Standard One pupils start using laptops next year.
Another 8,147 schools that do not have electricity will get solar power, said head of Information Communication Technology at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology John Temba.
The electricity will be connected in collaboration with the Energy ministry and classes will be refurbished and stores built.
This will ensure that pupils in other classes can use the laptops when the young learners are on a break.
Mr Temba said that each child would get a laptop that would have a one year warranty and maintenance support.