Embakasi East Member of parliament Hon. Babu Owino is set for yet another online lesson. The flamboyant politician turned ‘professor’ is set to run a mathematics revision class for KCSE candidates on Friday afternoon.
The KCSE mathematics revision lesson is set for 2.00pm on May 15, 2020. This will be the third time that Hon. Babu will be broadcasting his lessons online. He has already conducted a mathematics and chemistry lessons which have attracted criticism and accolades in equal measure.
A warning to Hon. Babu by the early learning and basic education Principal Secretary, Dr. Belio Kipsang fell on deaf ears.
“All the content of learning delivered to students must be approved by the KICD, whether for online learning or physical learning. And every teacher must be qualified,” Dr. Kipsang had said.
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Hon. Owino praised
But the self proclaimed professor, Babu Owino, received congratulatory messages from various quotas. First was Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.
“What Hon. Babu Owino is doing is an inspiration to all of us and especially the youth to know that education is not just for passing exams. It’s an asset to navigate life. Babu Owino can actually step in and save the world if there were no teachers. He derserves a global award,” said Dr. Ezekiel Mutua who is the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss.
Then came the united nations, UN, which hailed Babu Owino for his efforts of teaching secondary school learners through social media. He was appreciated by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Owino would then a special feature on America’s broadcaster; Voice of America (VOA).
During his interview with the VOA the MP said his was a noble service to try and help learners at home during this covid-19 pandemic.
“I am doing this to keep the students busy during this time when they are out of school. The good book (Bible) warns that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. I am also sure that these lessons are timely for Form Four students who will be sitting their national exams later this year,” he said.
The lessons will be run on the MP’s Facebook page and Babu Owino TV.
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