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Both Primary And Secondary Schools Might Suspend Learning Due To Following Issues (Opinion)

A new report by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has highlighted the challenges facing teachers that could cause disruption in the new academic year.

According to a report entitled Teacher Preparedness for Term One 2021 School Reopening, teachers may not be ready for the many challenges as schools start school on Monday, July 26.

A major challenge for teachers is the disruption caused by the fourth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic.

This is due to the unknown fears that have caused teachers to panic especially after the nine-month break of the 2020 school calendar.

TSC chief executive Nancy Macharia speaks with teachers at Safari Park Hotel on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

The inclusion of the syllabus has also been listed as the second biggest threat to educators in further physical learning.

The report provided details that the school calendar released by the Department of Education was too tight to allow them to provide adequate quality education.

"Given the time available, quality learning is a headache for teachers," said TSC quality assurance director Reuben Nthamburi.

The third challenge raised by teachers in this report involves the overcrowding of schools as they try to address the guidelines set by the Department of Health.

Limited school infrastructure came into effect as teachers had to ensure that students worked according to guidelines.

In addition, the class congestion will lead to overwork for teachers as they rush to complete the school syllabus.

The TSC, in the report, has indicated that teachers will have more work to do to ensure the smooth running of learning.

The Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) has also been identified as a major issue for teachers, especially with the new changes introduced by the Department of Education.

Payment of fees is also a major source of concern for teachers as they suspect that if parents fail to pay fees, the school calendar could be disrupted due to financial problems.

Other challenges identified in the report include early pregnancy, drug and drug abuse, insecurity as children go to school as well as the number of dropouts.

Among the remedies recommended by the report are: increasing teacher support, training in Covid-19 management, providing regular medical examinations, and incorporating distance learning to ensure syllabus completion.

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Department of Reuben Nthamburi Safari TSC Teachers Service Commission

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