Babu Owino Offers to Pay Fees for Needy Students [VIDEO]

  • Embakasi East MP Babu Owino addressing a crowd during a past event.
    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino addressing a crowd during a past event.
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  • Embakasi East Member of Parliament (MP) Babu Owino on Monday, July 13, launched an ambitious plan to offer scholarships to deserving students across the country.

    Aside from the scholarship initiative, the MP has also embarked on plans to set up a website where students can access learning materials.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Babu detailed how students across the country could apply for the scholarships through the platform he was launching. 

    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino speaking at a fundraiser in Suna East, Migori County on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
    Embakasi East MP Babu Owino speaking at a fundraiser in Suna East, Migori County on Saturday, March 7, 2020.

    "We are going to come up with a mobile application where students are going to subscribe. Then we will get their details through the app and the website then communicate to deserving ones.

    "We know how we will vet our students because we will have a committee who will do that work. Having gone through the whole system we know how we will work around it," he stated.

    The former chairperson of Students Organisation of Nairobi University (SONU) noted that the launch of the programmes would be held at Uhuru Park, Nairobi once complete.

    He added that the website would have learning content that would vary from past papers and answers, tutorials and short notes for various subjects.

    The website is expected to be launched after a month after which students from across the country can access learning materials.

    Babu also promised to continue with his online classes that have attracted international attention from the United Nations and the Voice of America (VOA) and are streamed through his social media platforms.

    The legislator clarified that the scholarship and the website will only cater to high school students but he stated that it could be extended to other levels of education.

    "We, for now, are dealing with secondary from Form One to Form Four, but if there is public demand we can see how to consider primary and university students," he explained.

    Babu promised more contributions to the Kenyan education system when schools resume in the proposed reopening of January 2021.

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