Community-based learning kicked off on a very low note yesterday, Kenyan Bell has established.
Teachers who are the key drivers of this program were not even aware that they were supposed to register by TSC field officials.
On the other hand Chiefs and their assistants, also key players in the implementation of the programme, were not aware of their roles as they had not received any communication from the ministry.
In the confusion were also parents and students who were waiting to see how learners are to be engaged by the government ahead of January opening.
County and sub-county directors are expected to coordinate the programme in accordance with circular released on Tuesday by TSC CEO Nancy Macharia.
“You are expected to work seamlessly as a team and put in place strategies to coordinate, monitor and supervise the teaching and learning at sub-county and zonal level,” the circular reads.
Miss Macharia also urged teachers to identify suitable places such as halls and open-air where they can conduct teaching.
She said that the aim of engaging learners is to help them acquire basic knowledge related to the pandemic and other practical life skills.
Some teachers said that they had not received guidelines on the plan.
“We are on standby in case we receive the guidelines,” said Kereri Girls High School principal Teresia Atieno.
The program did not also kick off in Bomet and Kericho Counties.
Bomet Knut secretary Malel Langat said that TSC is going to find supervising teachers as they implement the program very challenging.
Teachers from the coast asked the government to provide them with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE ) before they can begin the task.
The government should also map out Covid-19 hotspots. A little allowance will also help,” said Knut official Dan Aloo.
In Laikipia, Nyahururu deputy county commissioner Patrick Muli said they were awaiting details from education officials regarding the programme.
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