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A 32-year-old Man and Son Joins Grade Three in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County

A 32-year-old man of the Sudanese origin has joined Sosiani Primary School alongside his son in Eldoret.
John Majok, hopes to start a fresh his educational journey.

Nicholas Kosgey Sosiani Primary School senior principal says they offered to allow him join class 7 due to his age , but Majok instead picked grade 3.

“He wants to start from the lower grade going up. His main reason to join school is to understand local language that is Swahili. His son is still young, somebody who has just started school,” Kosgey said while speaking to the press.

Majok who was a refugee in Uganda where he had started his school, but at the height of Covid-19 pandemic he shifted to Kenya, in Eldoret town alongside his family.

“I have joined school because I need a good life. I was in class four in Uganda but I have decided to start afresh so that I can understand Swahili,” Majok said.

Concerning his decision to join the same school with his son, the South Sudanese national says he hopes they will inspire each other to perform better in class.

“I am happy because the classmates are helping me out,” said Majok. And for him joining school, he has no specific career he would wish to do, but all he is interested in is to find anything good he will be able to do, and earn a living. With his age, comes a challenge of discipline in school, given the chances of being taught by a teacher that will be almost the same age as his.

The Sosiani Primary School head teacher, disciplining Majok will not be an issue.

“We nowadays use guiding and counseling and we won’t have an issue disciplining him. He is a parent, so he will help in guiding other pupils,” said Kosgey who also revealed that his school has a number of pupils of the South Sudanese national.

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