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Why I Returned To School In My Old Age – 65-Years Old Farmer Opens Up



Joseph Ugbene, 65 a native of Egede, in the Udi council area of Enugu State, has opened up on the reasons why he returned to school to acquire secondary education.

Mr Ugbene, who recently made headlines during an interview with The Punch disclosed that he went back to school because his children laughed and mocked his mixed-up English tenses.

He said, “I was in class one in secondary school when the civil war broke out and after the war, things changed. I had no means of going back to school because my father died.

“So, that was why I said I needed adult education to complete my secondary education and continue. I am now a father of seven children and I trained all of them. They are all educated.

“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.

“So, I must climb that level and I am determined to acquire that education. It is helping me a lot now because I can buy drugs and administer to birds, courtesy of what I learnt in school.”

Chukwuani Victoria is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist who's passionate about storytelling. She holds a BSC in Biology and is also a certified Radio presenter with BRMC. She likes to read, research, hang out with her friends and play scrabbles.