KESSHA LAIKIPIA BRANCH E-LEARNING MITIGATION MEASURES    Prepared by Chairperson KESSHA Laikipia

Who could have ever imagined that students can be out of school for almost a whole calendar year! That is the situation the education sector country-wide has found itself due to the Covid-19 Pandemic When the government closed all schools and restricted movement country wide, we raised funds from Principals and distributed 105 Food Hampers worth Ksh. 200k in solidarity with the under privileged in our five sub-counties in the month of April, 2020. We encourage schools to form school subject based WhatsApp groups to assist students in home learning and also Schools with websites are also encouraged to upload revision materials accessible to students and through bulk sms to draw attention to the KICD EDU Broadcast Channel. In conjunction with TSC CD, CDE MOE, CC Office and County Government the possibilities of mass production of revision materials for 12,139 KCPE and 9,104 KCSE Candidates which however proved too expensive and could breach the MOH social distancing policy could be replaced with e-learning. The TSC/EDUC. Department, Kessha and Science Teachers through with the aid of the TSC ICT officer designed an e-learning program for STEM subjects- (Mathematics and Sciences) and has already successfully piloted with KCSE candidates from three schools; Gatero Girls, Thome Boys’ and Ngenia Day Mixed secondary. Exploring in conjunction with County Government the possibility of extending the e-learning program to all other subjects and to Std. 8 Candidates, we have also Piloted Radio Lessons for KCSE and KCPE Candidate using local FM Radio Stations (Currently Central FM 97.1) The county education department is giving e-learning serious thought as a possible future avenue of delivering learning programs. Justus Maragara Chair KESSHA.