- Maureen Ngoma's educational journey came to a halt 45 years ago when she dropped out of school aged 17 years to get married
- The woman, however, always aspired to be like the educated independent women who work in offices
- With that main reason, though blessed with both children and grandchildren, Maureen enrolled herself into grade 8 at the Senga Lumbwe Basic School under adult education
At 62 years of age, most ordinary folks would have completely forgotten about school to focus on ageing gracefully and spending time with their grandchildren.
For Zambian Maureen Ngoma, that has become the start of a new phase for her in education.
The mother of nine recently joined the Senga Lumbwe Basic School in Lusaka under adult literacy as a grade 8 pupil.
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"I want to work in a big office and give my service to the people when I finish school."
The Times of Zambia reports that Maureen aspires to join the Zambia Army or join politics and vie for the Lusaka Central Parliamentary seat once she is done with her education.
According to the mother of nine, independent women who work in respectable offices inspire her.
That she had very minimal formal education stood in her way of being like them, the reason she decided to go back to where she went off-track and pick up the pieces.
Maureen's educational journey came to a halt 45 years ago when she dropped out of school aged 17 years to get married.
In a picture shared online, Maureen is seen in the company of her grandchildren who were escorting her to school.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian woman became an internet sensation and source of inspiration as she returned to school at the age of 50.
Her son named Chima Onwumere took to Facebook to make the announcement as he celebrated his mum.
He narrated how his mum had rung him sometime last year informing him of her intent to return to school as she didn't get the opportunity to do so earlier because she married young.