University Lecturer Warms Hearts, Carries Student’s Baby, Allows Mother to Focus on Exam Papers

University Lecturer Warms Hearts, Carries Student’s Baby, Allows Mother to Focus on Exam Papers

  • Lecturer Ruth Mburu came to the rescue of a student who came to class to write her exam by carrying the baby and allowing her to work peacefully
  • Mburu, a lecturer at Machakos University, impressed many people with her compassion, and some said she is passionate about family and education
  • viral: A lecturer's humble gesture of carrying a student's baby on her back went viral, and many can't stop talking about her gesture

A Machakos University lecturer has touched hearts both in class and online after volunteering to carry the baby of a student who had to sit for an exam.

Ruth Mburu.
Machakos University lecturer Rutrh Mburu warms hearts after carrying a student's baby during exams. Photo: Derrick Mbugua.
Source: Facebook

Ruth Mburu's gesture hailed as humble

In a Facebook post by philanthropist Dennis Mbugua, the teacher is shown carrying the baby on her back while invigilating the exam.

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The baby was so comfortable that it slept peacefully on the lady's back as the exam continued.

A note posted along with the Facebook post read: "The lecturer picked up the innocent baby and continued invigilating the exam. This is extra mile...blessings beyond blessings, big up madam," he said.

Ruth is passionate about family education

Mbugua, who was also impressed by the lady's loving gesture, publicly appreciated her as well.

Content creator Duncun Mbuya, who also hailed the lady said: "This Ruth Mburu, a lecturer at Machakos University. When I met her several years ago, I could tell she was passionate about education and family."
"She carries answer sheets whenever she goes, just to ensure she marks and delivers results on time.So she wasn't pretending? May this child grow to be humble as Ruth. May her mother find favour after completing her studies. It is not easy to study when nursing a baby but she's dedicated."

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Comments from netizens:

Joyce Maina:

"This is so good a heart of a mother."

Rasta Gal Liz:

"Wow congratulations thanks mama."

Jacob Makenzi:

"From the look I think the lecturer is called madam Mburu.... though I stand to be corrected if am wrong."

Mc Culture:

"And the father of the child is somewhere relaxing with another university student girl."

Dorothy Osoro:

"Be blessed madam for the caring heart."

Beatrice Katunge:

"Humanity at high level, bravo mamaa."

Student showed result sheet

Meanwhile, earlier reported that

a male student sent social media into a frenzy over his score on an examination he took.

While keeping mum on his school, he shared the answer sheet showing he got 30/30 as a final score.


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