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

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

 
 

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