80-YEARS-OLD UGANDAN WOMAN GOES BACK TO PRIMARY ONE


80-year-old Maria Obonyo has enrolled for Primary One at Jesus is King Nursery and Primary School in Bugandalo Village, Ibulanku Sub-county in Bugweri District, with an aim of becoming a teacher.

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She said she has endured the hardships and ridiculing to go back and learn and write English.

She told the press that she had decided to enrol at the school because she lost all her relatives and there was nobody to take care of her and that’s she’s determined to study until she becomes a graduate from Makerere University as a teacher.

Ms Obonyo, however, says she currently faces a myriad of challenges, notably being unable to meet her school fees amounting to Shs35,000 per term.

“I also need a better structure to sleep in because I am currently staying with the village LC1 chairman, Mr. Twaha Magero,” she says.

The school’s head teacher, Ms Olivia Kwagala, says Ms Obonyo has made the school proud by studying at such an age and is confident she will complete Primary Seven.

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