Prof George Magoha arriving at the parliament building
Prof George Magoha arriving at the parliament building. FILE

Students have smartphones. Pupil parents also have smartphones. Parents can access the content at their phones. The education heads say Kenya Curriculum Development has content for all learners.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha supported his ministry on the step taken to offer e-learning to students following the sudden early closure of schools due to the novel coronavirus.

Speaking before the National Assembly Education Committee on Thursday, the Prof Magoha said the majority of the secondary school students have access to smartphones enabling them to access e-learning content while Primary school pupils, their parents or guardians have smartphones accessing the content.

“If you go to any secondary school, you will be shocked. It is only that we do not allow them. If we allowed them to carry phones to school, you will realize that all the secondary school students have smartphones," Magoha said.

The CS also said that the schools will continue with the syllabus once schools resume.

He ruled out the possibility of disadvantaged students being left out from e-learning.

Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali asked about disadvantaged learners about the risk being left behind by those privileged with access to online learning.

"Learning will start from where they left the syllabus before we closed," the CS said.

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