- A determined 84-year-old care home resident identified as Puffett has gone back to school to fulfil a dream to complete his secondary education
- The 84-year-old man failed his physics exam five times during his secondary school education 66 years ago and has returned to school with hoping of passing this time
- He said he was able to return to school through a scheme run by his care home that allows residents to try new activities linked to their past careers
An 84-year-old man named Puffett has inspired people online after returning to school at his age.
Puffett wrote physics in his GSCE exam 66 years ago when he was in secondary school but failed five times.
The determined old man, who is now working as a care home resident, decided to go back to school and pursue his goal of completing his secondary education.
No age barrier
Ernie Puffett said his present age would not be a barrier in pursuing his goal as he was able to return to school with the help of a scheme introduced by his care home, which allows residents like him to try new activities linked to past careers
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He said he is determined and would be "elated" if he passed GCSE physics next summer.
Puffet receives accolades from netizens
"You’re going to crush that exam Ernie!!"
"awesome might need to to this too, proud of him. the reason i didn't become a doctor is i kept failing my Physics/ Chemistry class in high school"
"So proud of him! I love his attitude"
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"Probably helps the social aspect of life, too. We should do more for our seniors. Who says you have to slow down?"
"Such a great support for my situation now"
"Ok, he just gave me inspiration as a senior "
"Amazing person, whenever you get chance complete your education"
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported in a related report how a 38-year-old man named John has inspired people online after returning to school at his age.
John had a beautiful wife and two children, but as time passed, his wife dumped him and followed another man. She called him a loser.
This provoked John who immediately decided to go back to school and pursue his goal of becoming a great man.