One George Otumu posted this on LinkedIn and I find it interesting and I also believe you will find it interesting too. But you may ask what will she do with Ph.D at 73? But she needed it to get satisfaction in life. As far as the means is there and the will to go ahead, there is no limit to education.
Read the post made by Otumu on LinkedIn and see why education has no end in life. It only ends when you die.
Nigerian born 73-year-old grandma, a naturalized American, Florence Nwado Onwusi Digidi bagged Doctorate Degree in Communication, Culture and Media Studies. She bgraduate as a member of Howard University’s Class of 2020.
She defended her dissertation titled “Igbo Collective Memory of the Nigeria – Biafra War (1967-1970): Reclaiming Forgotten Women’s Voices and Building Peace through a Gendered Lens.
Hear the grandma:
* “In my second year at Howard, and very close to my screening test, I lost my mother and my father within months. I had to return to Nigeria each time to perform the demanding burial ceremonies for each.
“I was completely deflated, both physically and emotionally, but I persevered because my father always wanted me to be a ‘Doctor’. This powerful survival instinct in me, which I call daring, and God’s help, are what made me overcome all personal challenges during my doctoral program and get to where I am today”
She may not be needing it for full time job but she is happy that her life dream has been accomplished.