Primary and Secondary School Learners Shun Lessons endorsed by Education CS Magoha

Learners in both primary and secondary schools have reportedly shunned lessons endorsed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.

A report by the Daily Nation on Wednesday, August 5, indicated that most students avoided online content developed by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).

The Education CS had endorsed the content by KICD highly noting that the institution is an extension of his ministry and that it provided quality content.

A teacher and students inside a classroom at Kawangware Primary School, Nairobi, on October 5, 2015.

Other platforms such as Viusasa have since figured out ways to make the content interesting by hiring real time teachers who answer questions from students.

The research, conducted  by a local telco, surveyed 24,053 students indicating that more girls were seeking online content than boys.

Another 25% also noted that they accessed the content from their own phones while 5% stated that they borrowed smartphones from their siblings.

Judging by classes, the report indicated that Form One students were seeking the content the highest at 153,627 followed by Standard Eight learners at 130,916.

The new program would enable students undertake classes in the open, in social halls and other community spaces with teachers on the government payroll leading lessons.

It is set to begin in September, and has been widely perceived as a shift away from the digital learning program which has left many learners from low-income backgrounds disenfranchised

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