BreakingNews 1/7/16 - Nigeria: Kaduna`s Oldest Pupil Dies

[ Masterweb Reports: Misbahu Bashir reports ] - A man believed to be the oldest primary school pupil in Kaduna State is dead. Danjuma Aliyu, also called AbdulMunim, died in his house in Kachia town on Friday, after complaining of stomachache, his eldest son, Yahaya AbdulMumin, told Daily Trust by telephone.
 

“My father complained of stomachache after washing his car on Friday few minutes after 11am. He was supposed to prepare for afternoon classes which starts by 12noon and ends by 4pm but was told to stay at home until his condition improved. He died while lying down after taking some medications. The funeral prayer was conducted around 3pm after Jumu’at,” Yahaya said.
 
Danjuma, popularly called Sarkin Lambu enrolled into the Local Education Authority Primary School 2, Kachia in 2015 after Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i declared public education free. He said he was not allowed to obtain western education by his parents when he was of school age and started schooling at the age of 63 years.
Danjuma was admitted into primary one class where he sat on the bare floor to take lessons with classmates as young as his grandchildren. He was later promoted to class two.
 

The school headmaster, Ahmed Zubair, gave positive remarks about Danjuma while he was in class one. “He was doing well‎ in his class and participated in group activities with other pupils,” Zubair had told Daily Trust.
 

Danjuma was survived by a wife, 12 children and 14 grandchildren.
 
*Photo Caption - Late Danjuma (middle) in class with his classmates
 
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