StarTimes along with The Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) have joint forces to boost online learning in Kenya due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a statement, Andy Wang, StarTimes Kenya CEO announced its collaboration with KICD through an approved curriculum by ensuring students currently at home can continue learning via StarTimes’ 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 to ensure the majority of students have access to the education materials,” Wang said.
“We need to go out of our ways to make sure that learning continues even under the current COVID-19 situation as we establish strategic partnerships that will help us achieve our mandate as an institute tasked with a national responsibility of developing curricula and curriculum support materials informed by research for all levels of education below the university,” said Joel Mabonga, acting CEO at KICD.