Teachers to teach at household level before schools re-open: Magoha

Education cabinet secretary Professor George magoha has announced that during this pandemic,teachers will offer services under frameworks similar to that of nyumba kumi.

In his address to the media today Thursday at the Kenya institute of curriculum development, he said that multi-agency team is set to map the country with the aim of having teachers offering lessons in their community.

“The teachers will teach values to learners under the Nyumba Kumi framework. TSC to issue guidelines on the new plan that will come at no cost to parents,” he said.

Education stakeholders noted that in as much as some lessons are being offered online ,some students cannot get access to the programmes.

The Ministry of Education and TSC, using a multi-agency approach, and in collaboration with chiefs and the Nyumba Kumi initiative, will implement a community-based learning approach where teachers will be mapped with learners to offer free learning.

The CS added that currently,the tertiary institutions are not ready for opening.

He said none of them will be opened till 2021 as the government continue to asssess  their readiness for opening.

He urged the universities to continue offering online teaching, examinations and even graduations.

“Universities should continue offering online programmes, including examinations and graduations.”

BOM Teachers Pay

Magoha further noted that funds meant for paying BOM teachers, security personnel and settling utilities have been set aside by the government.

The president in his monday address to the natiom called upon the CS to convene a meeting with stakeholders to discuss opening dates for schools.

Uhuru said any government institution, including all sporting facilities, stadia and educational institutions, upon designation by the Health CS as a public health facility, shall be availed to the ministry for isolation and quarantine purposes.

CS Magoha had previously announced that schools will re-open in 2021.

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