The Ministry of Education and Sports has released a plan that will guide schools as they race to recover the time that was lost due to closure of schools after the Covid-19 outbreak.
The ministry says it is implementing a hybrid approach that entails supplementing classroom teaching with distribution of printed self-study material to learners.
"The materials have been designed to give learners an opportunity to engage with curriculum content outside the classroom but in an interactive way," the ministry's permanent secretary said in a statement.
"In addition, text, audio and audiovisual materials have been uploaded on the ministry websites for learners to access whenever possible. Lessons will also continue to be broadcast on radio and television at scheduled times so that learners can continuously engage with the curriculum beyond the classroom."
Schools have also been advised to revise daily programs to focus on core curriculum coverage. For instance, time that was usually spent on administering various examination sets and sport or music competitions will be used to cover the curriculum.
The ministry is also supporting teachers through orientation and refresher materials on the "appropriate methodologies for accelerated learning" during this period.
The ministry says it has also introduced a special term for classes that are slated to complete their education cycles and sit national exams in the 2021 academic year.
"These classes (P.5., S.3. and S.5.) do not have enough time left to recover lost time through the other strategies," reads the statement from the ministry.