A directive issued by the Teachers Service Commission is set to get teachers back to class despite schools remaining closed until next year.
In its new guidelines to regional, county and sub-county directors, teachers are to conduct community-based learning programmes without charging parents for their services.
The directive to commence community-based learning, as opposed to classroom-based education, was set to take effect yesterday, August 12.
“The objective of the programme is to engage learners in productive activities with a view to acquiring basic knowledge related to the pandemic and other practical life skills,” said TSC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Nancy Macharia.
The TSC boss said the new learning programme will be rolled out in consultation with the ministries of Education, Interior and Health.
“You are expected to work seamlessly as a team and put in place strategies to coordinate, monitor and supervise the teaching and learning at the Sub County and zonal level,” the CEO said.
Head teachers have been granted the role of supervising and monitoring learning and have been required to be in school at least once a week.
Dr Macharia urged regional directors to tap into the resources of Nyumba Kumi to ensure that all learners participate in community-based learning.
Part of the education will involve face-to-face engagement of not more than 15 learners who shall strictly adhere to Health ministry’s COVID-19 protocols.
The face-to-face engagement will be for at least four hours a day.