[PHOTOS] Eldoret father joins same primary school as son, 8

[PHOTOS] Eldoret father joins same primary school as son, 8

Father and son. /SALOME MURUGI

  • His eight-year-old son is also a pupil at the same school.

A 32-year-old man is the talk of town in Eldoret after he joined Grade 3 at Sosiani Primary School in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.

Joel Majok, who is a refugee from Sudan said his main goal is to learn the basic languages as he hopes for a better future. We sought the services of a translator as Majok does not speak English or Kiswahili.

His eight-year-old son is also a pupil at the same school.

"I started school because I want a good life for myself and my family," Majok said.

Sosiani Primary School headteacher Nicholas Kosgei has welcomed the move, saying it will also help instil 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.

"He recently decided to join school and he opted to be part of us. It is good that he joined together with his son, which is quite an encouragement," Kosgei added.

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