Man who spent 22 years in primary school finally graduates from university


A Kenyan man, Martin Nyamlori, who had difficulties completing his primary education for 22 years has finally graduated from the university.

The 39-year-old graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Kenyatta University on Friday, July 23, 2021.

His success story comes after his three decades pursuing the 8.4.4 education curriculum.

NGV reports that Nyamlori wrote the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) national exams a record nine times.

Man who spends 22 years in primary graduates from university

The university graduate suffered financial setbacks in his pursuit of academic excellence.

He was forced to forfeit a couple of admissions or drop out halfway due to a lack of financial support.

Man who spends 22 years in primary graduates from university

Speaking on his academic feat and struggles, he said;

I am the happiest person on earth because the journey that started in 1989 ended on Friday. It is indeed a miracle.

Poverty in my home was too much. We were the poorest in the village. Living in a grass thatched house. Getting daily meals was next to impossible.

Nyamlori at some point worked as a casual labourer at a milling factory in Nairobi.

While he seeks formal employment, Nyamlori said he is now looking to give back to the community.

My plan for the future is to now give back to the community. I will start with employment and build my way up.