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Sunday May 10, 2020 – Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino’s initiative to hold online classes for students set to sit their KCSE exams has attracted international recognition with Voice of America (VOA) and the United Nations (UN) endorsing the teachings.

This is even as the Ministry of Education bashed the MP for his online teachings saying he must be registered by the Teachers Service Commission for him to be allowed to teach students online.

A feature done by VOA on May 6th, 2020, to highlight Owino’s initiative was uploaded by the UN’s website highlighting initiatives aimed at helping over 127 million students in Africa stuck at home over the Covid19 pandemic.

The feature counted Babu as one of the people who had stood up to be counted for his dedication to change students’ lives, a matter that Babu said was motivated by the fact that students’ idleness will breed trouble.

“I can see that the education process has come to a halt following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, despite the fact that some students are set to sit their exams.”

“If we leave these students to be idle, they will start engaging in unsavory deeds in line with the Bible’s wise words that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop,” Babu Owino told VOA.

Babu Owino, who scored an A in his KCSE, told the broadcaster that the reason for his decision was due to knowledge he had in sciences which he thought would be wise to share with the students.

He further added that he will be holding classes through his social media platforms every week to ensure that students managed to adequately prepare for the oncoming KCSE exams.

The legislator also asked the Government to allow him time on several television channels to ensure that the content he delivers got to more students across the country.

So far, Babu Owino has taught Mathematics and Chemistry to Form Four students for about one and a half hours each.


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