Embakasi East Member of parliament Hon. Babu Owino on Friday evening held a mathematics lesson live on his Facebook page. In a live-stream, followed by over 8,000 users, the MP offered revision tips for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, candidates.
Dressed in a smart navy blue suit and a white shirt, the Legislator tackled tackled problems from various topics to the surprise of many. His page was lit with congratulatory messages as he tactfully handled the problems.
“We are ready to proceed at 1pm.stay tuned on my Facebook page Babu Owino which is a verified account,” the lawmaker had stated prior to his live broadcast; referring to himself as Prof. Babu. And, true to his word, he did not disappoint when the hour came.
And when the time came, the MP solved problems from such mathematics topics as Differentiation, Trigonometry, Surds, Further logarithms, Algebraic expressions and Calculus.
“This is one thing which makes Babu Owino different from the rest. Intelligence,” wrote an online user.
“I was locked in and indeed I was amazed. Still understanding those mathematics. Long live Babu,” another said.
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The flamboyant politician had earlier sensationally asked education CS Prof. George Magoha to surrender this year’s KCSE exam scripts to him for vetting before candidates can tackle them; an assertion his still reiterated during his live broadcast.
“And this is more reason why I told the Ministry of education to bring the papers in my office for verification because I am over qualified,” boasted the MP.
The MP has promised to broadcast more lessons in the coming weeks; in Chemistry and Mathematics.
“Next time we will do chemistry, from next week. We will also proceed with mathematics. I will be communicating the days. But, this time round we will be handling mathematics topic wise. We will be dealing with a topic and then questions,” he said.
The Ministry of education through the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development, KICD, is offering electronic lessons via various platforms.
“Learning experiences at home should take place to reinforce what is learnt in school,” says the KICD.