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Government set to shift learning from digital to Communal Learning Program

Education CS George Magoha has confirmed reports of a communal learning program meant for the students stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The communal program will see classes undertaken in social halls, under trees, and other community spaces.

The classes will be undertaken by teachers on the government payroll according to the CS.

The new program is set to begin in September and has been widely perceived as a shift away from the ongoing digital learning program, which has left many students from low-income backgrounds left out in learning.

Local community leaders, from chiefs to Nyumba Kumi leaders and community elders, will be involved in coordinating the new program and finding the teachers who will undertake the learning.

Professor Magoha noted that the program would also level the playing field between children in public schools and their private school mates as the program will be open to students from both private and public schools.

According to surveys, many parents with private school-going children have enrolled their children for online classes, with some parents coming together to form small groups where they pay teachers to tuition the students.

However, in a meeting with the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Professor Magoha stated that although the Institute continues to provide remote learning through radio, television, and online programs, some students cannot access them.

The CS said parents should note that, in the new program, teachers will be expected in their households and not necessarily in the schools they are stationed at.

Teachers Service Commission (TSC) boss Nancy Macharia confirmed that the commission was formulating guidelines for teachers who have been on full salary since the schools were closed almost four months ago when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.

To ensure the students are safe from the virus, teachers will put learners in small groups and ensure that they wear masks and observe social distance and regularly wash their hands.

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