Because his children teased him, a 65-year-old farmer returns to school.

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One 65-year-old Joseph Ugbene, a resident of Egede in Enugu State’s Udi council area, who recently made news for returning to school to complete his secondary degree, has now disclosed why.

He returned to school, he said, since his children teased him when he spoke English and jumbled up his tenses.

Read excerpts from his chat with PUNCH Newspaper:

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.”

 


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