The government has set aside funds to pay board of management teachers, even as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to strain several sectors in Kenya, including the education sector. Learning in primary and secondary schools has been pushed to January 2020, due to the daily increase in Covid-19 cases. “The government has set aside sufficient funds to pay Board of Management teachers, non teaching staff including security men and women to ensure proper maintenance and safety in schools,” said Education CS Prof. George Magoha.
The CS was speaking after a stakeholders meeting, where it was decided that Universities and Colleges will reopen in January 2020. He noted the challenges faced by students to access learning provided courtesy of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) through radio, TV and online, saying that a viable solution has been set up.
“The Ministry of Education and the TSC, using a multi agency approach and in collaboration with Chiefs and the Nyumba Kumi initiative, will implement a community-based approach where teachers will be mapped with learners to offer learning at ni cost.” He said the TSC will provide guidelines on the implementation of the programme.