02 Dec Elimu Bora
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed vulnerabilities about our education system here in Kenya. While most developed countries moved their classes online with ease, many developing countries have been found wanting, due to a lack of infrastructure, the high cost of data, shortage of well-funded schools, trained teachers, and books and supplies.
Indeed, COVID-19 has left many children in primary and secondary schools out of school. The topic of innovation in education has never been so crucial and the decisions we shall make today will have long-term consequences for the futures of education, our children and our country. Choices must be based on a humanistic vision of education and development, and human rights.
KLM is committed to strengthen education as a common good; expand the definition of the right to education so that it addresses the importance of connectivity and access to knowledge and information; value the teaching profession and teacher collaboration; promote student, youth and children’s participation and rights; protect the social spaces provided by schools as we transform education; expand the avenues of education beyond the classroom and ensure scientific, (liberal) arts and technological literacy within the curriculum that centres the people as the key drivers of progress.