Granny who finally resumes school after 45 years
– Veronicah Kaleso is hoping to score 400 marks despite resuming school over 45 years since she dropped out
– Coincidentally, she is sitting for the same examinations with one of her granddaughters
– Kaleso was motivated by the desire to acquire knowledge to be able to manage her business
– The 68-year-old lamented to TUKO.co.ke that her employees had a tendency of taking advantage of her weaknesses with numbers
A 68-year-old granny is hoping to realise her much postponed dream and is among the one million candidates sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
Veronicah Kaleso on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, sat for her mathematics, English language and composition papers alongside dozens of other students in Unoa Primary school in Makueni county.
ropped out of school in 1960s.
Asked why she decided to return back to school, she said she wanted to learne English and also acquire knowledge.
” I am a farm manager and I normally lose a lot of money since my employees and customers steal from me” she said. “I also have a touch phone but don’t know how to operate it. Going to school will help me know these things,” added the candidate.
The granny who is a widow urged those who dropped school to have second thought and emulate her, saying education is the key to everything.
“When you are educated, you don’t need an interpreter like me,” she said.
Asked if she was willing to further her studies, she answered to the affirmative but said she would only join secondary school if she gets a sponsor.
The granny sat for her exams in the same school with her granddaughter who is 13 years and was hopeful of doing better than her.