A woman who is 80 years old has stunned many people after enrolling in a primary school upon successfully completing her nursery education. In defiance to old age, Ms Maria Obonyo, a farmer, enrolled in Primary One at Jesus is King Nursery and Primary School in Bugandalo Village, Ibulanku Sub-county in Bugweri District, Uganda.
Ms Obonyo, in a chat with Daily Monitor on Monday said after enduring a lot of ‘suffering and ridicule’, she decided to go to school to learn how to speak and write in English and also to become a teacher.
“I decided to enrol at the school because I lost all my relatives and there was nobody to take care of me. I am determined to study until I graduate from Makerere University as a teacher,” she said.
“I also need a better structure to sleep in because I am currently staying with the village LC1 chairman, Mr Twaha Magero,” she says.
“She is a hardworking pupil who never misses classes and is social to fellow classmates,” Ms Tayona says, adding that the school currently foots most of her basic scholastic requirements although she is seeking help from well-wishers.
“She is also so eager to learn how to append her signature on a document,” Ms Kwagala adds.