88-Year-Old Man is Oldest Primary School Student in Kenya
Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge, 88, is the oldest man in Kenya to attend primary school. At the time of his enrollment four years ago, the Guinness Book of World Records listed him as being the oldest person in the world to start primary school.
A Great Grandfather who have a great dreams. The gap for age doesn't stop him to learn thing at primary school.
At Marura Primary School in Nairobi, teacher Julia Wanyoike explains to her sixth grade class the finer points of math. One student is particularly interested.
He dreams of becoming a doctor one day. But for the moment, Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge is trying to master the art of drawing right angles.
Maruge is 88-years-old. He enrolled in school in 2004 following the government's decision to offer universal and free primary school education.
"I was shown by God to go to school, and He encouraged me to study," he explained. "That is why I am back in school."