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It’s never too late! Saudi man attends school at age 90

"Despite the severe pain in my foot and leg as a result of a recent car accident, I am determined to complete my education,"

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A 90-year-old Saudi is determined to complete his education despite his old age. Awaid Raja Al-Anji was not deterred by his long years or foot pain to join the class of adult education in Al-Jahra center in the Tayma region in Tabuk province.

"Despite the severe pain in my foot and leg as a result of a recent car accident, I am determined to complete my education," he said.

The department of education in the region has launched a campaign to eliminate illiteracy from the villagers in the province.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on May 5, 2014.