One 65 year old Joseph Ugbene, a native of Egede, in the Udi council area of Enugu State, who recently made headlines for returning to school to acquire secondary education has now revealed why he did.
According to him, he went back to school because his children laughed at him when he spoke English and mixed 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.”