Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has announced the resumption of his online classes with one aim, noting that “students must pass KCPE/KCSE exams.”
Babu Owino resumes online teaching classes: Students must pass KCPE/KCSE exams
I am back. Students must pass KCPE/KCSE exams - Embakasi East MP Babu Owino
A post shared by the youthful lawmaker who is also among the most-learned parliamentarians revealed that the classes will premiere on Monday at 7:30 PM with Mathematics revision.
The classes will be streamed across the MP’s social media pages.
“I am back. Students must pass KCPE/KCSE exams. We will premiere KCPE Mathematics revision on Monday from 7.30pm,” read the post.
The lawmaker launched the initiative at the height of Covid-19 when learning was disrupted with students remaining home for a prolonged period of time.
A number of students attributed their good performance to the online classes offered by the lawmaker who stepped in to prepare them for examinations.
Recognition by UN for creative classes
The noble initiative earned international recognition by the United Nations and the Voice of America for his online teaching classes in a feature that was compiled by VOA and was highlighted on the United Nations Website in 2020.
Babu was featured by the Voice of America (VoA) for using “his talent in science subjects to educate students using his social media platforms”.
"A recently released report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) shows 127 million primary and secondary schools from East and Southern Africa are unable to rejoin schools and have been staying home due to the coronavirus pandemic. "
"The situation has seen different people device mechanisms of ensuring students continue to learn while staying home. Babu Owino is a Kenyan MP who has decided to use his talent in science subjects to educate students using his social media platforms," the VOA said in a special feature recognizing him for using his knowledge to help KCSE students with revision work - especially in Mathematics and Chemistry.
Drawing from his experience, the lawmaker is passionate about education.
“The Actuarial Science First Class Honors was for my mother, then after that I did Masters in Architectural Science for my sister then after that I did LLB Law degree for my brother then Masters in law for myself.
“I wanted to do a degree for everybody in that house so that was the motivation because as we were growing up we were told that education is the key to success so I saw why can’t I have many keys to success," Babu Owino said in a recent interview.
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