The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education is drafting a new teaching strategy that will help learners catch up when schools are able to reopen for the new term.
The ministry’s director of communications and advocacy, Taungana Ndoro, revealed that the catch-up learning and teaching strategy would be reflected in the teachers’ plan books. Said Ndoro:
Catch-up programmes are planned for the time when schools reopen. We will follow an accelerated pattern of the teaching and learning and this strategy will be ready when schools open.
Remember the plan book of teachers? Now we plan with catch-up strategies in place. For instance, a topic on energy can be done at once under one subject instead of separately in geography, physics, chemistry or science.
Ndoro said stakeholders were already involved and details on the catch-up strategy are being communicated to teachers and school authorities for implementation. He added:
Some teachers and heads have already been apprised of the strategies and are preparing to roll out the programme as soon as schools reopen.
The reopening of schools for the First Term was postponed indefinitely over fears of Tropical Storm Chalane and a rise in coronavirus infections.
However, the last batch of O-level and A-level examinations was allowed to proceed throughout the month of January.