Ivory Coast Professor Who Backed Student’s Baby In Class To Encourage Mothers Get Education Dubbed A Hero


An Ivory Coast professor, who was photographed carrying a student’s baby in class in a widely shared image, has said being a mother should not stop women getting an education.

Honore Kahi offered to take the baby as he was crying and preventing the mother from sitting in class.

He said his students were surprised, began to laugh and then took pictures.

He told the BBC that they then realised that “this is a good father, this is a real man… [and] a role model”.

Some of those sharing the photograph on social media praised him as a hero.

Mr Kahi, who teaches communications at Ivory Coast’s Bouake University, said that women should not be discouraged by people’s perceptions of what they should be able to do.

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