COMMUNITY LEARNING PROGRAMME INTRODUCED BY KENYA GOVT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO FORMAL SCHOOLING CANNOT WORK IN THE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT AREAS.

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ON COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING PROGRAMME

My attention has been drawn, by the many calls I have received from teachers, to the effect that, they are required to take part in inculcating knowledge to our youngsters, within their communities. This is because, schools are not operational, the situation occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 globally. While it is not a bad idea, altogether, there are grey areas in the whole initiative;

a). How will such a programme, be implemented in big cities, for instance Nairobi, with no spacious halls, the unique homes, varying from estate to estate with the perennial congestion? No adequate fields or trees for shades, large halls etcetera…

b). If the programme is rolled out, will some criminal elements(God forbid), not take advantage as teachers, and other officials to break the law?

c). What about the WHO/MOH protocols on safety? Social distancing, staying at home, self isolation? What about the teachers’ safety? Have the teachers been provided with PPEs, and of what quality? Is it safe for parents to let their children interact with members of the public, at this time, when Coronairus cases are in the rise within the country? Case scenario, from yesterday, teachers are crowding in the various education offices, for enrollment. The situation shows that Covid-19 guidelines are being flouted with abandon, concequently endangering the lives of the teachers.

~If the policy makers feel that community based learning, which involves interaction can be carried out safely, then it is time they brought on board all relevant stakeholders to deliberate on the best way forward, of engaging teachers and learners.

 

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We are advising our govt to do away with this bad policy.

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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