The Teacher Service Commission will today launch an online teaching plan to address the teacher shortage and deliver lessons to learners in marginalised regions.
“TSC CEO Dr Nancy Macharia will today, 26th January 2022, launch Kenya’s first ever live-streaming lessons through which one teacher will teach multiple classes of various schools simultaneously. The event will take place at Alliance Girls High School, and aims to ensure prudent utilization of teachers in the face of existing shortages.”
The plan dubbed live streaming of lessons ,well staffed schools with better facilities will virtually share lessons with other institutions . This means the principal school ,which will be the institution offering lessons will share classes with the satellite schools ,most of which will be in the ASAL areas.
A school will be able to serve a number of satellite institutions if they need the lessons . A TSC official said:
“If a school doesn’t 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 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.