- Mxolisi Mgolozeli made headlines recently when he got his master's degree while working as a security guard
- He's now set his eyes on a PhD
- He's hopeful that his qualifications will land him a better-paying job
Mxolisi Mgolozeli, the security guard who obtained his master's degree recently has now set his eyes on a PhD degree.
The 51-year-old inspired many South Africans by obtaining his master's degree while working as a security guard at the University of the Free State.
The determined guard isn't done yet. Speaking to DRUM magazine, he said, "I want to do my PHD - maybe next year."
In the meantime, he's taking a break to make up for the time he spent away from his wife, 45-year-old Gadihele Nakedi, and two sons aged 13 and 11.
Incredibly, Mxolisi is learning sign language even during this break. He decided to learn it because he often encounters deaf people and this would help him communicate with them.
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Mxolisi's commitment to education has inspired his fellow security guards as well as his younger brother, 42-year-old Nkosiyabo.
Nkosiyabo works as a police officer and followed in his brother's footsteps by registering for a forensics degree at the University of Cape Town.
Mxolisi hoped his qualifications would help him get a better-paying job, preferably in the academic world:
"Luck still isn’t on my side but I hope my master’s degree will open doors for me as I believe education should make your life better."
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