Measuring the Impact of Covid-19 in Learning in Kenya
Nationwide school closures were introduced to Kenya on March 20 2020, leading to several months of lost learning potential as students lacked access to structured learning support at home. Students received negligible access to Maths-Whizz virtual tutoring during this time. Furthermore, most households did not have connectivity and/or an internet-enabled device. Radio and televised home learning was made available at the national level, though was not widely accessible. The stark reality is that students lacked structured and sustained support with their learning during the first phase of COVID-19.
The purpose of this study is to measure the extent to which the disruptions brought about by the first wave of COVID-19 have impacted students’ knowledge levels in mathematics for students in Kenya.