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TSC To Launch Online lessons Today To Address Teachers Shortage And Learning Disparities

TSC To Launch Online lessons Today To Address Teachers Shortage And Learning Disparities.

The government will announce today the launch of an online teaching plan to help address the teacher shortage and deliver lessons to students in underserved areas.

Live streaming of lessons is a plan in which well-staffed schools with better facilities will virtually share their lessons with other institutions.

This means that the primary school, which will be the institution providing instruction, will share classes with the satellite schools, the majority of which will be located in ASAL areas.

According to the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), primary schools have teachers for all science subjects, mathematics, and English.

“The teachers will be trained on how to deliver the lessons with the satellite schools in mind, assemble, disable the ICT equipment and basic troubleshooting techniques,” reads the brief.

If the lessons are required, one school will be able to serve a number of satellite institutions.

“If a school does not have a physics teacher, the satellite institution will log in during the subject lesson and stream for the students. This will apply to other subjects that the institutions require help in.”

The project is part of the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Programme (SEQIP), which primarily covers ASAL counties.

These are the counties that bear a disproportionate share of the burden of teacher shortages, owing to a hostile environment, a lack of social amenities, and, in some cases, insecurity.

TSC will launch the program at Alliance Girls High School today.

The intervention will first be piloted in 12 schools, with two principal schools serving 10 satellite schools, each of five, according to the brief. 

The Form II classes will be the focus of the two-month pilot.  The satellite schools will be required to align their Form II schedules with the principal school’s.

To attend the lessons, the schools will use Microsoft Teams. The brief also states that lessons will be recorded so that students can review them offline as needed.


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“TSC County Directors and Sub-County Director, curriculum support officers and ICT officers will also be trained and incorporated in the programme,” reads the brief.

During the pilot period, a team comprising ICT, Quality Assurance staff and staffing officers will visit the schools to assess the impact of the intervention.

TSC CEO Nancy Macharia stated that the commission has begun to implement alternative modes of curriculum delivery in order to reduce learning disparities.

TSC To Launch Online lessons Today To Address Teachers Shortage And Learning Disparities

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