Ministry of Education to Broadcast Lessons to Learners from Monday 23rd March 2020
The Government of Kenya has issued a press release in which it targets 15 Million both Primary and Secondary school children in a stepped-up digital and broadcast lessons.
The Ministry of Education, through Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), has been developing and offering supplementary school curriculum content for the last four years.
The Radio Education broadcast has been on air since the 1970s.
Following the closure of learning institutions, in line with the Presidential directive on containment of the Coronavirus, 15 million primary and secondary school learners are now at home and need guidance on home-based learning.
The Ministry of Education has, therefore, found it necessary to step up measures to facilitate learning during the period that learners will be at
Beginning Monday 23rd March, 2020, the Ministry will enhance curriculum delivery through 4 different platforms – Radio, TV, YouTube and the Kenya Education Cloud — as follows:
(i) Radio Programmes
In partnership with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), the Ministry will broadcast radio programmes daily, from Monday to Friday,
through Radio Taifa and English Service.
Radio Taifa lessons will run from 10a.m to 11a.m.
The English Service lessons will run from 9.15 a.m to 12 o’clock, and from 2,00p.m to 4,00p.m.
The broadcasts will also be available on Iftini FM and Transworld in Garissa, Mandera and Wajir Counties.
(ii) Edu- Channel TV
Lessons will be transmitted on the KICD-owned Edu-Channel, which is available on Signet Free to air. Edu-Channel broadcast programme line up will be available in the www.kicd.ac.ke,
(iii) Edu – TV Youtube
All programme content broadcast through the Edu-TV Channel can be accessed on youtube @edutvKenya (livestreamed or recorded).
(iv) Kenya Education Cloud
Apart from accessing lessons, learners can obtain digital content of all KICD approved materials from the Kenya Education Cloud. The digital
content is available online through www.kec.ac.ke
The Ministry is determined to ensure that all learners access relevant materials to enable them remain in pace with the curriculum calendar, to
the extent possible.
We thank the Kenya Publishers Association who have availed approved textbooks free of charge for uploading on to the Kenya Education Cloud.
The Ministry invites all telecommunication firms and media houses to work in partnership with the Government to avail education solutions during this period.
In the meantime, the Ministry will continue to work with all government agencies during this period of school closure and will review the situation from time to time in the best interest of the learners.
All parents and guardians must ensure that their children are at home, in line with the Presidential directive of containing the spread of the Corona
Prof George Magoha, CBS
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