84-year-old man takes advantage of free education to enroll in primary school

84-year-old man takes advantage of free education to enroll in primary school

- An 84-year-old Kenyan, Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge, has enrolled in a school after the government announced free elementary education in 2003

- His decision has earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records

- He was later elected as head boy and in September 2005, he flew to the United Nations to speak about free education

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YEN.com.gh has learned that an 84-year-old Kenyan known as Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge has gained entry into the Guinness Book of Records.

Maruge has reportedly taken advantage of free elementary education announced by the government in 2003 to enroll as a student.

Information available suggests that he enrolled in the first grade in Kapkenduiywo Primary School in Eldoret, Kenya, on January 12, 2004.

84-year-old man takes advantage of free education to enroll in primary school

Source: The History Link
Source: UGC

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Per a report by The History Link, Maruge, who was a model student, was elected as the head boy of the school.

Despite the fact that there are no documents to prove his age, Maruge is convinced he was born in 1920.

Maruge boarded a plane for the first time in his life in September 2005 and headed for New York City in the United States of America.

He took the opportunity to address the United Nations 2005 World Summit on the need to have free primary education.

In other news, YEN.com.gh has sighted photos of former president Jerry John Rawlings in his heydays looking sporty, active and all 'manly'.

From the photograph, he sported with a bare-chested with 8-packs instead of the normal 6-packs the youth of today make so much noise about.

It is obvious that his six-packs were not gotten from endless time spend in the gym, but rather a dint of hard work and constant training as a soldier.

It is also obvious that he had no muscle built up around his biceps to show that he truly has "8-packs."

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