Back in school at 98, Kenyan woman sets example for next generation


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Sat, 2022-02-12 03:45

NANDI, Kenya: In a stone classroom in rural Kenya’s Rift Valley, Priscilla Sitienei, who turns 99 on Friday, takes notes alongside fellow pupils who are all more than eight decades younger than her.
Dressed in the school uniform of grey dress and green sweater, Sitienei said she went back to class to set a good example for her great grandchildren and to pursue a new career.
“I would like to become a doctor because I used to be a midwife,” she told Reuters, adding that her children were supportive of her decision.

Priscilla Sitienei, a 98-year-old primary school student in grade six, attends a lesson at the Leaders Vision Preparatory School in Ndalat village of Nandi County, Kenya January 25, 2022. (REUTERS)
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