- A South Sudanese man has left residents of Eldoret talking after joining the same school as his son to better his language skills
- The man, who is a refugee from Sudan, is said to have refused to join Class Seven and instead insisted on joining Grade Three
- Joel Majok said he only wants to learn basic languages because he has challenges communicating so he can better his life and that of his family
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A middle-aged South Sudanese man has become the talk of town in Eldoret after he joined the same primary school as his son.
The 32-year-old man identified as Joel Majok started Grade Three at Sosiani Primary School in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County.
Joel Majok is a refuge from Sudan
A report by Citizen TV indicated that Majok, a refugee from Sudan, said his main goal is to learn the primary languages because he does not speak English or Kiswahili.
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"I started school because I want a good life for myself and my family," Majok said.
Majok's eight-year-old son is also a pupil at the same school.
The Sosiani Primary School headteacher Nicholas Kosgei welcomed the move, saying it would also help instil discipline among other pupils who will view Majok as a role model.
"He declined a request to start at class 7 since he would like to understand the basic languages," Kosgei said.
According to the head teacher, receiving the parent in their school will serve as an encouragement to other pupils.
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