TSC ISSUES COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING GUIDELINES; BELOW IS A COMPLETE SET OF RULES THAT WILL GOVERN NYUMBA KUMI TEACHING
The Teachers Service Commission, TSC has issued a complete set of rules that will govern the new community-based learning set to be rolled out soon.
The project is aimed at imparting moral values, knowledge, and skills to learners during this covid-19 era for the next six months or so.
BELOW IS A COMPLETE SET OF GUIDELINES THAT WILL GOVERN COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING POPULARLY REFERRED TO AS NYUMBA KUMI LEARNING
Class size: teachers are expected to organize learners within their locality into classes of not more than 15 learners.
Duration: the teachers will guide learners in villages and estates for four (4) hours daily.
Registration: for teachers to participate in this noble exercise, they will have to register themselves first with education officials within their locality. Registration will be conducted by curriculum support officers and sub-county education officers. Teachers will not be required to travel to their workplaces for nyumba Kumi learning.
Orientation: all teachers will be inducted on how they will engage learners during community-based learning head of its official rollout.
Covid 19 containment measures: to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, learning will take place in open-air spaces and halls within strict conformity to covid-19 containment measures.
Skills: teachers are expected to engage learners on life skills and values such as grazing, storytelling, hygiene, weeding, among others
Syllabus coverage: since learners will be grouped according to their ages and classes, teachers will have a chance of covering the syllabus to recover the time lost during the covid-19 break.
Learning will be based on group discussions and peer learning.
Traveling: the commission will monitor and supervise nyumba Kumi learning through a decentralized system at regional, county, and sub-county levels.
Therefore, there is no need of travelling from one region to the other. According to the TSC guidelines, the ministry of interior shall identify learners and map out venues for the lessons. The ministry of health shall on the other hand ensure that covid-19 prevention measures are adhered to.
Chiefs, together with nyumba Kumi elders shall assemble learners and ensure they are taught at zero cost.