23 March 2020 – Home education program launched

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Minister Collinet Makosso

Overview: Launch of the Home Education Program “Home School’
Full details here: http://www.menpsa.org/ecole-a-domicile/

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: Following the measures taken by the government of the Republic on March 21, 2020, to limit the spread of the viral disease called coronavirus in schools, the program was launched with priority:
-development of course protocols and organization of lessons through the audiovisual channel, in particular through programs broadcast on national radio and television channels; the development, printing and making available to families of programs, courses and other educational documents for the organization of home lessons, in particular for students in examination classes (CM2, Third, Terminal); making available to students and teachers electronic or digitized content; the creation and animation of a student-teacher information and interaction platform by sms and other social networks, particularly through the “Youth Space – Home School” section and the use of community radios to reinforce the national radio for the animation of the courses and correction of the exercises.