Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha

It is back to class for learners as the Ministry of Education introduces Electronic Learning services. Though schools have been closed as a result of the Coronavirus disease outbreak in the country, thousands of learners will be forced to turn to various digital platforms as announced by the Ministry.

“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,” Says Prof George Magoha; the Education Cabinet Secretary.

According to Magoha, E-learning programmes will be available effective Monday March 23, 2020. “The Ministry of Education has, therefore, found it necessary to step up measures to facilitate learning during the period that learners will be at home. Beginning Monday 23d March, 2020, the Ministry will enhance curriculum delivery through 4 different platforms Radio, TV, You-Tube and the Kenya Education Cloud,” he adds.

In the released schedule, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) will broadcast radio programmes daily, from Monday to Friday, through Radio Taifa and English Service.


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Radio Programmes

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.

Apart from Radio Programmes, Lessons will also 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.

All programme content broadcast through the Edu-TV Channel can be accessed on youtube @edutvKenya (livestreamed or recorded).

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,” says the CS.

Schools and other learning institutions have been closed in order reduce further spread of the deadly virus.


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