Ministry and UNESCO to broadcast education programmes to learners
By Protus Onyango
| July 11th 2020
The Ministry of Education and UNESCO will broadcast a mentorship programme on basic and applied sciences to all students for the next four months.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said this is among activities lined up to ensure learners are engaged as they stay home for another five months because of coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
He revealed this on Tuesday when he announced suspension of learning in primary and secondary schools countrywide until Januray, next year.
"My ministry will enhance remote learning which includes online, distance and e-learning and explore innovative approaches to promote equity and keep learners busy," Prof Magoha said.
Series of lectures
Yesterday, the ministry announced that accomplished professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will deliver a series of lectures to students through Kenya Broadcasting Corporation television and radio stations and community radio stations every Saturday between 10am and 10.30am.
"The objective of the programme is to keep students connected to STEM in the face of Covid-19 while inspiring their young minds through exposure to the beauty and power of science," Magoha said.
Dr Alice Ochanda, a UNESCO specialist, said the mentorship lectures will give insights to the students on implications of science and mathematics in their lives and career opportunities.
She said UNESCO had lined up experts in basic sciences such as Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics to explain to students the role the disciplines play in life and modern civilisation.
"The programme will reach over 10,000,000 secondary and primary school learners," she said.
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