- A South Sudanese man has left residents of Eldoret talking after joining the same school as his son to better his language skills
- The man, who is a refugee from Sudan, is said to have refused to join Class Seven and instead insisted on joining Grade Three
- Joel Majok said he only wants to learn basic languages because he has challenges communicating so he can better his life and that of his family
A middle-aged South Sudanese man has become the talk of town in Eldoret after he joined the same primary school as his son.
The 32-year-old man identified as Joel Majok started Grade Three at Sosiani Primary School in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
Joel Majok is a refugee from Sudan
A report by Citizen TV indicated that Majok, a refugee from Sudan, said his main goal is to learn the primary languages because he does not speak English or Kiswahili.
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"I started school because I want a good life for myself and my family," Majok said.
Majok's eight-year-old son is also a pupil at the same school.
The Sosiani Primary School headteacher Nicholas Kosgei welcomed the move, saying it would also help instill discipline among other pupils who will view Majok as a role model.
"He declined a request to start at class 7 since he would like to understand the basic languages," Kosgei said.
According to the head teacher, receiving the parent in their school will serve as an encouragement to other pupils.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 78-year-old man from California in the United States of America (USA) finally received his high school diploma 60 years after he was initially expected to graduate.
Ted Sams got his diploma on Friday, May 27, alongside members of the class of 2022 from San Gabriel High School. Speaking in an interview, Sams said he was both nervous and excited for his big day. Afterwards, he called it one of the best days of his life.
"When you get your picture taken and people are cheering for you, what do you expect? I didn't expect all of that, either, but what can I say?"