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KICD, StarTimes partner to bolster access to e-learning

 The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has partnered with StarTimes Kenya, to provide access to interactive educational content to learners in both primary and secondary levels in Kenya.

StarTimes Kenya will provide access to KICD approved curriculum on their digital television platform including mobile application StarTimes ON as well as other self-produced television channels in making sure that students who are currently at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic continue learning through the broadcaster’s platforms.

“We have partnered with KICD to allow us to carry approved education content on our platforms. Currently, we have ensured that EDU Channel is available through our set-top boxes as a free to air channel and uploaded approved primary and secondary school curriculum on our StarTimes ON mobile application platform key in ensuring the majority of students have access to the education materials,” said StarTimes Chief Executive Officer Mr Andy Wang.

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The institute is currently enhancing its coverage of the interactive radio and television lessons through various online platforms at a time when the country is battling with the spread and devastating effects of the Corona Virus pandemic, which forced schools to be closed temporarily early to contain the virus.

KICD Council Chairperson, Dr Sara Ruto welcomed the partnership engagement, acknowledging that the Institute has an enormous task that needs consolidated efforts to make sure that learning goes on and every child is benefitting from the process.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has pointed out a new feature of digital learning, we need to embrace it for the sake of our children and together we will be able to grow. One of the core competencies in the Competency-Based Curriculum is learning to learn, this is an opportune moment to put it to practice with such partners key in enriching the future of learning,” said Dr Sara Ruto.

Val Lukhanyu
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