Mrs. Bridget Okonji, a 77-year-old retired worker and grandmother, on Tuesday, bagged her first-degree certificate at the 50th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka. She revealed that she enrolled for the programme after her retirement to avoid boredom.
Graduating from the Department of Educational Foundations (Guidance Counselling), she expressed that her achievment was a dream come true. She said, “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,’’
“You know when you retire like that, you will not want to stay at home and be dying slowly,"
“Education has no limit. It is from cradle to death in order for one to add value to the society,’’ she said.