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The Competence-Based Curriculum will witness the introduction of a new course with the Communications Authority of Kenya announcing plans to incorporate a child online protection course.
According to Acting Director-General Mercy Wanjua, who was addressing the press during the launching of the Child Online Protection Module on Thursday, she confirmed that the authority was working with stakeholders to make the online space safer for learners.
“Initiatives we are keeping in view include a proposal to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) which seeks to incorporate child online protection in the current CBC, The authority is also partnering with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders with a focus on reviewing the schools’ safety manuals to incorporate aspects of child online protection,” she revealed.
She also stated that they were engaging the teacher’s employer to roll out an online protection course for teachers in the country as it is necessary for the teachers to be well equipped before the programme is finally rolled out to the students.
During the event where First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was the Chief Guest, the Ministry of Information and Technology Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru added that the government initiatives would apply to learners during the school holidays.