- A 77-year-old Nigerian woman, who wished to keep her identity undisclosed, was among the graduating students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka on Tuesday, April 2
- The elderly woman studied Guidance and Counselling from the Faculty of Education of UNILAG (2017 set)
- She said that her going back to school was influenced by her desire to gain knowledge and to avoid boredom at home
The 50th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka on Tuesday, April 2, was graced with the presence of a 77-year-old woman who was also among the graduating students.
The elderly graduate, as one of the 12,843 outgoing students, studied Guidance and Counselling from the Faculty of Education of UNILAG (2017 set), The Independent reports.
As a gesture of honour to her, she was called to the podium to have a handshake and snap with the chairman of the governing council of the university, Wale Babalakin, Vice Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and other principal officers at the convocation.
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The graduate, who is a retired officer, revealed her reason for going back to school was to distract herself from boredom and to gain knowledge.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that UNILAG said it would be graduating over 8,000 students during its 2017/2018 academic session convocation ceremonies scheduled for April 1 to April 5.
The vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, disclosed this on Thursday, March 7, in Lagos.
He said that the university would on Friday, March 8, hold a special Senate meeting to consider results.
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