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Saturday May 9, 2020 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s daughter, Winnie Odinga, has vowed to start online teaching to help students revise, in line with what Embakasi East MP, Babu Owino, is doing.
In a statement on her social media pages, Winnie scoffed at President Uhuru Kenyatta and faulted the Government’s directive that only vetted and approved personnel should deliver online lessons and promised to start some of her own.
“Nonsense. It’s taken you years to figure out online learning na bado umeshindwa (and you are yet to get any breakthroughs). Let those who do, do [sic]. And those who can’t, teach.”
“With that being said, I shall start online teaching soon.”
“English and History were my subjects.”
“But be fairly warned, my history classes may differ drastically from the curriculum.”
“You may fail the exam but you will win in the knowledge of the truth,” Winnie wrote.
While addressing the National Assembly on Thursday, Education PS, Bellio Kipsang, reiterated that anyone offering education online must be registered by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).
“I would want to confirm to members of the National Assembly that whatever mode of delivery of the curriculum, it is all anchored by KICD which says that all materials going to our children must undergo vetting by KICD.
“This includes lessons and materials delivered online that have to be approved by the KICD and all those delivering the content must be teachers registered by the Teachers Service Commission,” he stated.
However, Winnie stated that Kipsang’s words were part of a ploy by the Government to fight every activity being conducted by Kenyans online.
She added that she will keep fighting for the country’s digital future and insisted that Kenyans should not be attacked for the activities they do online given that they are within the legal parameters.
The Kenyan DAILY POST