The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has officially launched Kenya’s first live-streaming lessons today on Wednesday, January 26.
The initiative will enable a single teacher to teach students in multiple classes from different schools at the same time.
The event, which took place at the Alliance Girls High School in Kiambu County, aims to ensure that teachers are used wisely in the face of current shortages.
Lessons will be streamed live for two months, with a focus on the sciences, mathematics, and English.
”Students from 110 sub-counties from 30 counties will access live-streaming lessons from teachers of top schools in a bid to ease staff shortage,” Dr Nancy Macharia said.
This initiative will also assist students in lower state schools in attaining the same educational standards as those in National schools.
Mrs Macharia stated that the lessons will be delivered from two primary schools, Alliance Girls High School and Machakos Boys High School, and will be streamed to ten other satellite schools in the selected sub-counties.
Kahi Indimuli, Chairman of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), praised the initiative, calling it a game-changer in the education sector.
”We are getting into an era of teachers without borders. We want to appreciate TSC’s innovative thinking because it provides us with the chance to share knowledge and apparatus,” he praised.
Misori Akello, Secretary-General of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), stated that live-streaming lessons would bridge the resource gap in schools.
”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,” added Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Collins Oyuu.