RIP 89 Year Old Primary School Student

Inspirational      Photo AFP

Inspirational Photo AFP

Joseph Stephen Kimani Nganga Maruge the world’s oldest primary school student has died. Mr Maruge enrolled in the Eldoret primary school in Kenya five years ago because he simply wanted to learn to read his Bible. He wore the school uniform which included shorts, sweater and long socks and was often seen with his book bag flung over his shoulder.Despite losing his home in 2008, due to Kenya’s post election violence and living in a displacement camp, Mr Maruge continued his studies.When he fell ill from cancer he cried more about not being able to attend school than about being sick. But do you know what? Mr Maruge achieved his goal of learning to read his beloved  Bible. Lesson to be learned right there!


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5 responses to “RIP 89 Year Old Primary School Student

  1. Ann

    What a great achievement at that age. He obviously got a great deal of pleasure and mostly comfort out of his Bible. I’m sure he’s where we wanted to go.
    God love ‘im!

  2. jammer5

    Awesome man. I hope there is a special place up there for people like him.

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