TITLE

"I Want to Read"

AUTHOR(S)
Snow, Kate
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Guideposts;Sep2010, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers the author's insights on Kenyan Kimani Nganga Maruge, the world's oldest student who decided to get the elementary education at the age of 84 at Kapkenduiywa Primary School in Kenya, but died at the age of 89 due to cancer. She mentions the perseverance of Kimani in studying which makes him named as head of his class, and that he passed examinations in English, reading, and Swahili. She cites the hardships encountered by Kimani and the joy that never fades in his face.
ACCESSION #
53273722

 

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