Ben Duamlong, a 70-year-old man, has achieved a remarkable feat by graduating from the University of Jos (UNIJOS) with a first-class degree.
His graduation took place in the 2022-2023 academic session, alongside 20,532 other students.
Having previously served as a coach for the Super Eagles, Duamlong decided to pursue further education after retiring from his coaching career. His passion for learning led him to enrol in the undergraduate program at UNIJOS.
Duamlong expressed his belief that earning a first-class degree should not be considered an insurmountable challenge for students. His accomplishment serves as an inspiring example that age should not be a barrier to pursuing education and achieving academic excellence.
“What prompted me to go back to the university at this age is because of my passion for art. All my life, I have always drawn but never painted. I like painting. I can draw but I can’t paint.
So, after retiring in 2014, as a footballer, I stayed home doing nothing. That is why I decided to go back to school.”
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Meanwhile, a young man who went by the name of Emmanuel Faith on Twitter revealed some sound advice he got from his project supervisor five years ago.
He revealed in a tweet that his project supervisor told him to work harder because there are many first- and second-class upper people out of work.
The Nigerian man claimed that the advice had led him to the comfortable life he is currently leading.