65-year-old pupils in Lainya to join Loka Secondary School

Two 65-year-old pupils studying under the Accelerated Learning Program in Lokurubang Primary School of Lainya County in Central Equatoria are hoping to join Loka Senior Secondary School after completing their primary eight this year.

Alfred Puto Gordon, who spent nearly six years pursuing his studies, encouraged old people to continue with studies interrupted by the civil war after independence.

Accelerated Learning Program teacher Joseph Towong Clement said the two elderly pupils are doing well in the class, advising the aging group to go to school and be example to youth.

He cited many challenges facing Lokurubang Primary School including lack of teachers and support from non-governmental organizations.

Another elder pupil, Emmanuel Lukudu, a lay reader and father of five, expressed happiness of studying with his five children in the same school.

The pupil said he is studying at old age to help him preach the word of God and communicate in many languages.



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