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78YRS OLD GRANDMA ENROLL FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION

Grandma mariana Ong'ango Ololo



it is never too late to get some quality education, ths is the message 78-year-old Mariana Ong’ango Ololo, teaches the world today as she became one of the newest pupil at Obambo Primary School, but not only is she the oldest pupil in her class, the grandmother is also the oldest pupil in the school.

A Teache trying to assist her understand in class
Ololo as she is fondly called, hails from Siaya county and reportedly showed up at the school unannounced on 14 May, in a school uniform and a shaved head, she was accompanied by her 56-year-old son George.

Ololo who has already missed classes on several occasions due to her poor health is determined to see this through.

mixing up with new friends
The Daily Nation reports that she is a mother of eight and has been a widow since 2002. She reportedly started school because of an interest in politics and was inspired to do so by the election of Uhuru Kenyatta. She told the Daily Nation, "“Uhuru Kenyatta is not an old man, but took over as fourth President because he has got an education. That is a clear indicator that a person cannot rank highly in society without an education.”

Her story is very similar to that of Guinness World Record holder Kimani Maruge who enrolled in primary school at the age of 84. Maruge had a 2010 movie, called The First Grader, made about his experience.

The school principal Joseph Muloand told the Daily Nation, “It is a unique case. We have to lay down a strategy of handling such an elderly pupil.

Break-time fun
This is inspiring, I wish her the best and I also wish that more of our younger generation would get to see the value of education. 
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