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Nigerian Grandma Who Returned To School To Overcome Retirement Boredom Graduates From UNILAG At Age 77

77 year old university graduate nigeria

Nigerian Woman Who Returned To School To Overcome Retirement Boredom Graduates From UNILAG At Age 77

Education Has No Limit – 77 Year Old Nigerian First Degree Older, UNILAG University Graduate

A female retiree was among the 1,008 students of the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos ( UNILAG), who were awarded first degree on Tuesday at the institution’s 2017/2018 Convocation Ceremonies.

The convocation was the university’s 50th.

The 77-year-old retiree, who refused to mention her name to journalists, said that the achievement was her dream come true.

“I studied guidance and counselling and I am most grateful to God Almighty who made me to see this day.

“I will not like my name to be mentioned because I know where I am coming from and what I am protecting.

“I am a retired officer. I have worked in a lot of countries around the world and also in Nigeria, where I finally retired,’’ she told journalists.

She added that she went for the degree programme because she did not want to sit at home after retirement.

“You know when you retire like that, you will not want to stay at home and be dying slowly,” she said.

According to the retiree, no one should feel too old to go to school as learning remains a life-long adventure.

“Education has no limit. It is from cradle to death in order for one to add value to the society,’’ she said.

She advised parents to do their best to give their children the best education.

“Every woman who has an opportunity of having a child must strive to bring that child up properly through education so that he or she does not become a problem to the society in future,’’ she urged.



  1. Blessing Onuh

    April 2, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    You are a hero man.

  2. Fifelomo

    April 2, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Congrats ma’am, determination come true.

  3. iron bar

    April 2, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    Learning has no limit.congrats mama for such fulfilment .

  4. DB

    April 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM

    She will die a fulfilled woman. Nothing like being fulfilled, boredom or not

  5. Laughing Lion

    April 3, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Mama congratulations!!! you changed your level. An inspiring spirit.

  6. Big Aunty Koks

    April 3, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Congratulations ma! Your choice of course is very wise because it is very much in demand in schools, family courts and other institutions where age of the expert would not be a barrier to employment opportunities…….and demand for experts in that field far outstrips supply. All the best as we celebrate with you.

  7. Rosy

    April 9, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    What do you want that your certificate now? you should have used the money to sponsor people around you who doesn’t have any one to help them in life. What a waste of resources.

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