A 77-year-old female retiree was among the 1,008 students of the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, that bagged a degree at the institution’s 2017/2018 Convocation Ceremonies which held today April 2nd.
The retiree, who refused to mention her name to journalists, said that the achievement was her dream come true. According to her, she did not want to sit at home after her retirement, hence her choice to pursue a first degree.
“I studied guidance and counselling and I am most grateful to God Almighty who made me to see this day. I will not like my name to be mentioned because I know where I am coming from and what I am protecting. I am a retired officer. I have worked in a lot of countries around the world and also in Nigeria, where I finally retired,’’ she told journalists.
The retiree who was visibly elated, said
“You know when you retire like that, you will not want to stay at home and be dying slowly. Education has no limit. It is from cradle to death in order for one to add value to the society”.