TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia on 26th January 2022, launched Kenya’s first ever live-streaming lessons through which one teacher will teach multiple classes of various schools simultaneously. The event took place at Alliance Girls High School, and aims to ensure prudent utilization of teachers in the face of existing shortages.
Under the plan named ”live streaming of lessons”, high-staffed schools with better teaching facilities will virtually share their lessons with other poor-staffed institutions. This means the principal school, which will be the institution offering lessons, will share classes with the satellite schools, which will be mostly in ASAL areas.
A brief from TSC (Teachers Service Commission) says the principal schools are those that have teachers for all science subjects, Mathematics & 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.”
TSC will launched the program at the Alliance girls high school. “The intervention will first be piloted in 12 schools – two principal schools to serve 10 satellite schools, each of five,” reads the report. The two-month pilot will target Form II classes.
“The satellite schools will be required to align their Form II timetable with that of the principal school. The schools will use Microsoft Teams to attend the lessons. TSC County Directors and Sub-County Director, curriculum support officers and ICT officers will also be trained and incorporated in the programme.”
During the pilot period also, a team comprising ICT, Quality Assurance staff and staffing officers shall visit the schools to assess the impact of the new intervention.