I Did so Because my Children Laughed at Me: 65-Year-Old Nigerian Farmer who Returned to School

I Did so Because my Children Laughed at Me: 65-Year-Old Nigerian Farmer who Returned to School

  • A 65-year-old Nigerian farmer Joseph Ugbene finally returned to the classroom many years after he dropped out
  • The Enugu indigene whose educational dreams was shattered due to the Nigerian civil war found motivation again after his children mocked him
  • Speaking on the benefits of now becoming educated, Joseph said it has helped his farming business

Many years after dropping out of school, a 65-year-old Nigerian man returned to school to complete his education.

Joseph Ugbene, a farmer by occupation, from Uri council area in Enugu state recently rounded off his adult education programme on Sunday, August 29, Siggy reports.

65-year-old Nigerian farmer who returned to school said it is because his children laughed at him
His children's taunt however motivated Photo Credit: Louise Gubb, Punch News
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Why he dropped out of school

Joseph quit school after the Nigeria civil war as his father's death meant he lacked the financial wherewithal to push through.

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The junior secondary school fresh graduate has however trained all his seven children in school.

How Joseph children's taunts motivated his return to school

According to the farmer, before now, his children would laugh at him whenever he spoke in English.

This is due to his poor grammar construction and tenses.

According to Punch, this made him determined to acquire the said education against all odds.

He said:

“You see, before I started this adult education programme, when I spoke English my children would laugh because of my tenses. That also motivated me to go back to school."

Now, Joseph says he can comfortably buy and administer medications to his birds all thanks to the knowledge acquired in school.

First-class graduate who turned to farming relocates to US

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a first-class graduate who farmed to survive had finally relocated to the US.

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On Sunday, August 1, Michael Taiwo went on Facebook to write about the young man named Nworie, and to inform people that he has finally arrived in the United States.

He described Nworie as a mathematics genius who once won a gold medal in a Nigerian national mathematics competition.

When Taiwo met him, the maths graduate revealed that he would have had to work hard and save for seven years to apply for graduate school.

Source: Legit.ng

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