Not too old to learn - 77-year-old woman graduates from Unilag

Not too old to learn - 77-year-old woman graduates from Unilag

- A 77-year-old Nigerian woman has become one of the latest Unilag graduates at the school’s 50th convocation

- The septuagenarian studied Guidance and Counselling at the university

- The grandmother revealed that she went back to school after retirement to avoid boredom

Education is a very important factor in the lives of people today but it seems some level of education is reserved for young ones. However, some elderly people have shown that they are not too old to learn.

The University of Lagos held its 50th convocation ceremony on April 2, 2019, and a 77-year-old retiree was among the graduating students.

The woman identified as Bridget Obiageli Okonji was among the 12,843 students to graduate at the ceremony.

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Not too old to learn - 77-year-old woman graduates from Unilag
Bridget Obiageli Okonji Photo: Vanguard
Source: UGC

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Bridget bagged a Bachelor of Education degree in Guidance and Counselling. In an interview with Vanguard, the elderly woman revealed that she decided to go back to school to help the society and also to avoid boredom as a retiree.

She said: “I am a retired officer and when you retire you do not have to stay at home dying.”

“It is better you go out and seek for education than staying at home at your old age doing nothing for yourself and the society.”

Speaking further, Bridget explained that education has no limit and it is from birth to death.

Not too old to learn - 77-year-old woman graduates from Unilag
Bridget Obiageli Okonji Photo: The Nation
Source: UGC

“Why I came for more education is to help the society and encourage others that feel they can not have education due to age. This is because education has not limit. It is from cradle to death.”

This is very commendable and would serve as an inspiration to old folks.

Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that a young lady took to social media to accuser Madonna University of getting her brother arrested over his Facebook post.

The controversial post described Madonna as a school where good lecturers are scarce and that the institution should be nice to the available ones before they resign.

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