90-year-old grandma, Priscilla Sitienei, who hails from Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county, has not given up on education, as she has enrolled in a primary school in Kenya.
Priscilla chose to attend school simply because she had an eagerness to read the Bible and learn how to send an SMS on her phone, Tuko.co.ke states.
The relentless grandmother is enrolled at Vision preparatory and she is schoolmate with seven of her grandchildren.
Priscilla affectionately referred to as Gogo, which is the grandmother in Kalenjin, dedicated much of her life to raising her children and was a midwife for 65 years.
She grew up under colonial rule and did not get the opportunity to go to school, so she took to education at her old age in a bid to empower herself.
Priscilla never shies away from learning and shares classes with children young enough to be her great-grandchildren.
Her attitude is admirable and proves to many in our society that it’s never too late to learn and accomplish your dreams, a teacher in her school said.
Same thing happened in June, 2013, a 78-year-old widowed grandmother started primary school so she can begin to make the most of her passion for politics.
Mariana Ong’ango Ololo turned up unannounced for class at Obambo Primary School in Yenga village, south-west Kenya, wearing full uniform and accompanied by her 56-year-old son George.
A week later, staff had discussed how best to deal with an older pupil, Mrs Ololo walked for two miles from her home in Siaya county to join 86 other Class One pupils for lessons.
Mrs Ololo, plays football with her younger classmates at Obambo primary school.
Class teacher Beatrice Akinyi helps Mrs Ololo to write her name during a lesson.
The grandmother was welcomed to the school once teachers planned how to deal with an elderly pupil.
The mother-of-eight is frail, the paper reports, and had to miss two days of school in her first fortnight because of illness.
But her son George Ololo, who attended Obambo as a child, said his mother, who was widowed in 2002, was ‘unstoppable’.