The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has launched a revolutionary education programme that will see learners connect with the best teachers online.
TSC is banking on the new programme to solve the teachers’ deficit experienced in some parts of the country by providing quality education to learners through the programme. Kenya Universities launched a similar programme during the covid-19 pandemic period that has eased the disruptions among universities.
Primary schools in the country have a deficit of 84,000 teachers while high schools have a deficit of 12,000 tutors according to KNUT Secretary Collins Oyuu.
He says “I am happy TSC is mitigating performance gaps through interventions like live streaming. We shall have better performance of learners in target subjects and balanced syllabus coverage.”
The first set of beneficiaries of this programme includes schools in 30 counties, representing 110 sub-counties whose quality of education is often sabotaged by insecurity and natural disasters.
Once the programme is rolled out, students in the 30 counties will access live streaming lessons from teachers of top schools in the country to ease staff shortage and disruptions.
Speaking during the launch at the Alliance Girls High School on Wednesday 26th January, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia said, the commission will carry out a pilot programme in the next two months before its official launch later in the year”
“The live streaming lessons will be piloted for two months, focusing on Sciences, Mathematics and English subjects,” she added.
Teachers from two schools, Alliance Girls and Machakos boys high schools will tutor 10 other satellite schools students alongside their own.