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A 90-year-old Kenyan grandmother has the world's oldest elementary school student. Priscilla Sitienei, also as Gogo, is from a small village in Kenya. She is at the local elementary school to to read and write. Ms Sitienei has most of her life working as a midwife, helping to babies. She wants to be able to read and so she can pass on her midwifery skills and down the special herbal remedies she uses when she delivers babies. She also to be able to read the Bible. Sitienei said she never had a chance to go to school when she was younger. She said she knows she is old but hopes she will an example to younger people. She wants all the children in her village to study.

When Ms Sitienei first to enroll at the school, the head teacher David Kinyanjui did not it was a good idea. Now he is very happy that Gogo is at the school. Mr Kinyanjui said Gogo is a "blessing and a motivator". He : "I'm very proud of her. She is by every pupil. They all want to learn and with her." He also said: "She is doing well considering her age. I can say I have a big difference in this school since she came." Gogo a message for children everywhere, saying: "I to say to the children of the world, especially girls, that education will your wealth." She added: "With education, you can be whatever you - a doctor, lawyer or a pilot."

 
 

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