A 90yr old woman has proven that no one is too old
for education, as she begins primary school in a rural
Priscilla Sitienei, 90, is believed to be the oldest
primary school pupil in the world. She enrolled at
Leaders Vision Preparatory School in the Rift Valley village of Ndalat five years ago, with the intention of
finally learning to read and write.
Affectionately known as “Gogo”, which means
grandmother in the local Kalenjin language, Mrs
Sitienei grew up under British colonial masters and
never had the chance to go to school.
She said she wants to be able to read the Bible, pass
on her midwifery skills and write down the herbal
remedies she uses in births.
She also hopes to inspire those younger than her –
including her own classmates, aged between 10 and
14, some of whom she delivered as babies.
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