Published April 2, 2019
A 77 – year – old female retired worker was among the 1 , 008 students of the Faculty of Education , University of Lagos , who were awarded a first degree on Tuesday at the institution’ s 2017 / 2018 Convocation Ceremonies.
The convocation was the university’s 50.
The retiree , Mrs Bridget Okonji of the Department of Educational Foundations ( Guidance Counselling ), told journalists that the achievement was her dream come true .
“ I studied guidance and counselling and I am most grateful to God Almighty who made me see this day.
“ I am a retired officer. I have worked in a lot of countries around the world and also in Nigeria , where I finally retired ,’’ Okonji , with Matriculation Number 111305030, said.
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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 .
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