TSC asks teachers, Grade 8 learners to enrol for Digital Skills Course

TSC Director Nancy Macharia during the launch of digital learning program at St Kizito Primary school, Mbeere North Sub County today. She was with CT Authority Director for Programs and Standards Mr Thomas Bwaley. File Photo

The Teachers Service Commission (TSC), through a memo released on March 26, 2024, is calling upon on all teachers, secretariat staff and Grade eight pupils to register for the Kenya National Digital Master Plan 2022-2032.

The Digital Plan is being implemented by the Ministry of Information Communication and the Digital Economy to impart and enhance the digital skills of citizens in the country.

Under this plan, it is envisioned that over 20 million citizens will be equipped with basic digital skills to enhance their capacity to effectively access and utilise Government e-services.

The programme which is going to be offered in phases, targets about 5 million citizens drawn from both public and private sectors, NGOs and various accredited training institutions in phase 1. The training is self-sponsored at a fee of KSh2,500 per person for basic digital skills where assessment will be done by Government and certificate is offered upon completion.


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The Government with the support of stakeholders developed an ICT curriculum of short courses focusing on Foundation, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced digital skills including public sector focused digital skills.

The whole plan is however seen by some education stakeholders the teachers’ employer as a syndicate plan by few individuals in the Government who want to use ICT digital literacy as a cash cow to enrich themselves.

“The cost of registration of KSh2, 500 per student, teacher and other stakeholders jeopardize and make it a cash cow for few individual in Government.  The fee should be quashed if we are serious on impacting digital literacy in our schools,” said the education stakeholder who sought anonymity.

The education stakeholder continues to say that the Ministry of Education personnel should act upon this Government’s plan otherwise the digital literacy in public schools, will remain a nightmare, since most of the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) devices are still under key and lock coated with dust and unfunctional making the whole plan irrelevant to most learners in public schools.

By Brian Ndigo

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