*COMMUNITY TEACHING WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF THE LAPTOP PROJECT HAD BEEN IMPLEMENTED. MAGOHA*  

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“I did not bring Covid19. Let children learn at community level till government says it is safe to open schools.Why do you want them to go and die in schools?” – – – CS MAGOHA

These words by CS Education Kenya have led to many blaming the minister of being insensitive to teachers and learners. But Yesterday, the Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha blamed the failed laptop project while in a meeting with university stakeholders, which was one of the key promises made by President Uhuru Kenyatta. In what was a response to the challenges announced over the communal classes introduced by his ministry to mitigate #covid19 and that it would be undertaken in community spaces including social halls and under trees.

 

He blamed government functionaries for failing to implement the laptop project, stating that it would have facilitated digital learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The Ministry of Education has faced criticism for its roll-out of digital classes as well as TV and radio learning programs, with many arguing that it fostered inequality as many children had been left out.

Protocols being drafted for the new process will see the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) assign teachers to various areas, with schools not re-opening until January 2021.

At the forum, Magoha also met with Vice-Chancellors of universities in the country and offered advice on various reforms required for the institutions to adapt.

The CS advised institutions to invest in online learning infrastructure to ensure they were able to offer education even during the pandemic.

 

#By Amunga

Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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