The government has received a shot in the arm, after more than 224,000 teachers race against time to register for Community based learning, as set deadline nears.
According to Standard News Paper, provisional data from Teachers Service Commission, reveals that 155,176 teachers from primary and 69,318 secondary school teachers had registered by close of business on Tuesday.
Community Based learning was preferred by stake holders as most reliable way of engaging learners in the light of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Unlike the elearning programme, Community Based Teaching will bring on board all learners since it involves learners and teachers in the same locality.
Last week, teachers’ TSC boss Dr. Nancy Macharia, directed all tutors to register Curriculum Support Officers and Sub County Directors within Zones and Sub County where they are currently staying.
“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 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,” stated TSC boss Nancy Macharia.
TSC Head of Communication, Beatrice Wababu, said by end of Friday, all teachers should have registered for the roll out.
“We are impressed by the numbers so far. Kindly note that teachers have had a whole week to register and we are expecting 100 per cent compliance by end of tomorrow,” said Wababu.