Teachers given till Friday to register for community based learning programme

Teachers given till Friday to register for community based learning programme

Most school heads have admitted that they are in a rush to beat a deadline issued by there CSO’s to submit teachers details. In other counties teachers were required to register with there closest Curriculum Support Officers (CSO’s) by Thursday (today).

In a circular to regional, county and sub-county directors TSC directed all teachers to be registered from yesterday for the community based learning programme.

“All  teachers employed  by the  Commission are directed to register  with the Curriculum Support Officers and Sub County Directors within Zones and Sub-County where they are currently  staying in  by 12″ August 2020  with  a view  to undertaking community based learning  which has been identified as a means of engaging learners during the current period when schools are closed as a  result of the Covid  19 pandemic,” read a circular by TSC dated 11/8/2020.

School heads are expected to inform there teachers to register for the program by Friday deadline.

“Tell your teachers to go and register themselves in preparation for the community teaching by tomorrow. The teachers should register at the nearest CSO’s office regardless of where they teach. Deadline is Friday 14th August. Thank you,” read a message by one of the CSO’s to his headteachers.

The exercise is expected to involve all teachers paid by the commission including intern teachers.

TSC highlighted some of the roles teachers will play on commencement of the program.

“Teachers will play a pivotal role to ensure the success of the programme. In  this  respect,  teachers  will  be expected to  carry out the following activities:•

1.       Heads  of institutions should be in  school atleast once per week to supervise and monitor the programme.

2.      Utilize  the  Nyumba  Kumi  programme to  ensure that  all  learners participate in the programme.

3.      Set  up a  face to face programme of engaging not  more than  15 learners while strictly observing the Ministry of Health Guidelines and protocols. This engagement should be at least 4 Hours  a day at no charge.

4.      Organize the learners as much as possible  according  to their classes and/or age groups to ensure that the  topics  under discussion are relevant,  suitable and appropriate to the group.

5.      Sensitize and educate the learners on the guidelines and protocols issued  by the  Ministry  of  Health  towards the  containment  of the Covid19  pandemic.

6.      Identify  in  consultation  with  the officials from Ministry  of  Education and Ministry of Interior,  suitable  places like community halls or open spaces where  conducive  environment  may  be created  to  enable learning  to take place within  the community.  Such  places should be well  arranged in  strict  adherence to  the  Guidelines  and Protocols issued  by the Ministry of Health.

7.      Develop   a daily activity  based programme for engaging learners  on life skills and values such as weeding, cultivating, grazing animals, storytelling,  planting,  debating  life  issues,  hygiene and other  related activities.

8.      Provide learning activities in reading and numeracy and other subjects of interest to learners to keep them engaged.

9.      Develop  task-based  activities for  learners to  undertake during the session or while with their parents at home.

10.    Utilize available radio,  television and online content within  the reach of children to make learning  interactive.

11.     Assign reading and exercises to learners for home study.

12.    Conduct remote daily or weekly follow up with  students and parents.

13.    Utilize local  resources during learners’ engagement.

14.    Offer guidance and counselling and psycho-social support to learners.

15.    Monitor  the   progress   and  the  status   of  learners  and  provide information to Curriculum Support Officers.


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