- Folashade Ajayi who enrolled as a JSS 2 student at the Ilorin Grammar School has given the reason she did it
- 50-year-old widow said she never had the opportunity to go to school
- Going further, she revealed that she would love to further her education at the tertiary level
In Nigeria today, bad news is something people hear almost on daily basis. But a 50-year-old widow in Ilorin, Kwara state, Mrs Folashade Ajayi, has just changed the narrative.
Ajayi, a native Iludun-Oro in the Irepodun local government the state in her quest to be educated has gotten herself enrolled as a JSS 2 student at the Ilorin Grammar School.
According to her, she never had the opportunity to go to school even though she had always loved education, Punch reports.
She added that her motive for enrolling is to fulfill her lifelong wish and also be able to speak fluent English.
"I have always loved to go to school but I did not have the opportunity (when I was young). Because of my love for education, I had earlier enrolled at the Government Agency for Mass Literacy where I obtained a certificate in adult education. I attended adult education class in 2017. Then, I decided to further and that is why I am here today. I took the Primary School Leaving Certificate Examination at Government High School, Adeta, Ilorin in 2017. I passed the examination and I was offered a Primary School Leaving Certificate.
"After finishing secondary school, I still have an intention to go to a higher institution because I have passion for formal education. Given the opportunity, I will go to a higher institution but that depends on the will of God."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that people all over the world celebrate, as special, the day of their birth, with some throwing lavish parties, while others would rather use that as an opportunity to give to the less privilege.
And there are those that don't do anything beyond celebrating themselves with posts on social media.
An old woman has been treated to a birthday gesture that made her celebration of a new age memorable.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.