A 90-year-old Kenyan woman who goes to class with six of her great-great-grandchildren is believed to be the oldest primary school pupil in the world. She joined Leaders Vision Preparatory School five years ago.
Ed Thomas, BBC News, Ndalat, Kenya:
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Sitting at the front of class four in her school uniform, Priscilla Sitienei listens intently while she writes the English names of animals in her notebook.
Affectionately known as “Gogo”, which means grandmother in the local Kalenjin language, she says at 90 she is finally learning to read and write – an opportunity she never had as a child.
Headmaster David Kinyanjui believes Gogo, who boards at the village school, is an example to the rest of her class. “I’m very proud of her,” he says.
“Gogo has been a blessing to this school, she has been a motivator to all the pupils. She is loved by every pupil, they all want to learn and play with her. She is doing well… considering her age I can say I have seen a big difference in this school since she came.”