Babu Owino set to take KCSE candidates through Chemistry revision
By Vincent Kejitan
| May 7th 2020
Just days after
making light work of high school Mathematics, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino will
this Friday take candidates through Chemistry as they prepare for their
He was applauded
for his efforts last week as he solved several equations without breaking a
It was, however,
expected of him since he has a degree in Actuarial Science.
Babu said he will
be live on Facebook this Friday from 2pm and asked candidates to tune in with a
pen and paper.
was extended by a month to June 4, 2020, and parents wonder how students will
make up for lost time.
While responding to issues raised by Members of Parliament
on Thursday, Education CS George Magoha reiterated that all students will be
given time to make up for lost learning sessions before exams are administered.
He also stated that as of now national examinations have not
Asked how the ministry intends to reach out to those who
have no internet access, PS Belio Kipsang noted that they had numerous
partnerships with several media outlets to reach out to students in those
But reports also indicate the Ministry of Education is
worried about a possible rise in cases of teenage pregnancies, early
marriages, child labour and school dropouts sparked by the prolonged closure of
There is also a high risk of job losses among non-teaching
and contract staff.
The ministry fears there will be probable discrimination and
stigmatisation of learners, who may be infected by the coronavirus or affected
by the pandemic.
A proposed ministry emergency response plan says confinement
of children at home due to school closures poses long-term consequences,
especially for the most vulnerable and marginalised children who already
experience barriers accessing education.
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