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92-Year-Old Kenyan Woman May Be World’s Oldest Student

Faith Karimi | CNN   in  ·
March 2, 2015

(CNN)She grew up in Kenya under colonial rule, when women didn’t get an education.

Now in her 90s, Priscilla Sitienei is changing that, attending elementary school — and inspiring a generation.

She started five years ago as a kindergartner at a boarding school near Eldoret. She’s in fourth grade today.

“I had grandchildren and great-grandchildren who shunned school,” she says by phone from Ndalat. “That made me mad. I decided I have to show them that education is important.”


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