It is never too late to fulfill your dreams or finish college. This is demonstrated by an 88-year-old American who is one of the recent graduates of St. John University, Brooklyn.
Pat his youth he gave up college to work, but the dream of being a student again pursued him all his life.
In his old age, the man remembered what he had said to his four children, three lawyers and a teacher: "Don't go to college just to get a job. Go and enjoy your free time." He followed his own advice and graduated from college.
He watched the graduation ceremony online, from his personal tablet, in the context of the epidemic.
It doesn't make me sad that at my age I'm alone and not at the graduation ceremony. There are a lot of people living alone in coffins now, so I'm not complaining, "The old man gave advice to the young people, advice he gave in the past to his four children.
"Don't go to college just to get a job. Go and enjoy your free time," said graduate Pat Branley.
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Malala, shot by the Taliban at the age of 15 and awarded with the Nobel Prize at the age of 17, graduated from Oxford University
Malala Yousafzai, whom the Taliban tried to kill in 2012 on her return from school in Pakistan and who later became a global symbol of the struggle for girls' education, announced her "joy and gratitude" at graduating from Oxford University from the United Kingdom, informs the AFP agency on Friday.
"It's hard to express my joy and gratitude now that I've graduated in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford," the 22-year-old wrote on Twitter. His message is accompanied by photos, one of which shows her celebrating graduation with relatives gathered around a cake.
"I don't know what will happen next. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleeping," she added.
Malala was admitted to the prestigious university in 2017, after attending a high school in Birmingham. She took refuge with her family in this city in central England in 2012, after being seriously injured by the Taliban.
Malala began her fight in 2007, when the Taliban imposed their law in the Swat Valley, a hitherto peaceful tourist region. At the age of 11, she wrote on a BBC blog in Urdu, the national language. Under the pseudonym Gul Makai, she described the fear-dominated environment in her home valley. Malala gained notoriety, and the Taliban decided to eliminate her, accusing her of "Western propaganda."
At the age of 15, she was shot in the head and shoulder in an attack on the school bus on her way back from school in Mingora, Swat Valley. Since then, Malala has become a symbol of defending women's right to education and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at just 17 years old.