People Tell Me to Quit School: 71-Year-Old Man in Primary 3 with Kids Opens up in Video

People Tell Me to Quit School: 71-Year-Old Man in Primary 3 with Kids Opens up in Video

  • A 71-year-old man who is known as Isaac said he did not get the chance to go to school while growing up
  • According to the old primary 3 student, his family was very poor that they could not afford to pay his school fees
  • The man who is the oldest student in the school says he hopes his passion for education will inspire young boys and girls

Age is just a number, goes an old adage that most people have used severally while trying to achieve their lifelong dreams.

Many people, be it young or old, have gone ahead to do great things despite their different ages.

I want to secure a brighter future: 71-year-old man in primary 3 vows
Isaac is in primary 3 Photo: YouTube/Afrimax.
Source: Facebook

Education for a brighter future

This, a 71-year-old man from Congo recently brought to life after going back to school to continue with education.

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The old man who goes by Isaac through a recent interview with Afrimax disclosed that he went back to school because he missed many classes when growing up.

According to Isaac, he was not able to go to school because his family was living in poverty and could not afford his school fees.

Poverty-stricken family

Isaac revealed that he could also not attend classes because his family lived very far away from school.

''After becoming a veteran, most of my friends and neighbours were graduates so I thought, in order to survive in future, I needed to get some skills. I went back to school for the sake of a better future," Isaac said.

Isaac disclosed that he shares a class with some children who do not discourage him from going back to school despite his old age.

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The 71-year-old man enjoys going to school as a Grade III student.
Isaac said he hopes his story inspires young boys and girls. Photo:
Source: UGC

Great classmates

The old man is actually the oldest student in his school and is loved by fellow students specifically his classmates who call him grandpa.

Wrapping up the interview, Isaac said he hopes that his persistence in education can set a good example for both young boys and girls.

50-year-old woman starts secondary school

Meanwhile, previously reported that a 50-year-old woman had enrolled herself in a secondary school.

In a post on Otujoleblog, the woman whose name wasn't given enrolled herself in junior secondary school level, class two at the Ilorin Grammar School, Ilorin.

In the shared image, she could be seen having an expression of one who is elated at achieving a feat on the institution's full school wear of a pink gown with a matching beret.

Behind her, probably staring at the person who took the image, were schoolchildren much younger than she is. It also appeared that the school is a mixed one as boys could be seen seated behind her, likewise girls.


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