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Kenyan teacher Tata Wekesa makes history with longest science lesson

Tata Wekesa, a Kenyan teacher has made history by teaching a science lesson for 62 hours33 minutes and 34 seconds nonstop.

The St Augustine Academy teacher took on YouTube where he began the lessons on Tuesday February 13th and ended on Friday morning surpassing her target of 50 hours by 12 hours and 33 miniutes.

Even though she has completed the lesson, the Guinness World Records (GWR) is yet to ratify her achievement.

Speaking before the event, Tate Wekesa revealed that her purpose was to emphasize to students the importance of science in their lives.

“I decided to do this because as a teacher I do not like how science classes are packed and many students end up not fulfilling their potential. I want to show the doable and interesting side of science.

I want to motivate young ones in school who want to become teachers by showing a teacher can achieve greater things beyond the classroom,”  she said

She continued by revealing how she practiced for the last three days by staying up for 44 hours just to train her body ahead of the challenge.

“Teaching is a noble career and teachers should be highly esteemed. I intend to use the platform and the record to reach out to bodies that make policies to do with education and advocate for reforms.

I have been working on building my endurance, I have a team behind me that has helped with the lesson plan. The past three days, I stayed awake for 44 hours to train my body to stay awake,” she continued

The tittle of the longest science lesson taught was broken in 2008 by an Indian teacher who taught for 78 hours and 3 minutes non stop. Kathiravan M Pethi started the class on October 31st and ended on November 3rd, 2008.

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