75-year-old woman bags Master’s degree from South African university, set to earn PhD

Notozi Jennifer Mgobozi, a motivated 75-year-old grandmother, has realized her longtime desire of continuing her education by receiving a Master’s degree from Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Notozi Jennifer Mgobozi, who received her bachelor’s degree in the 1960s, recalled Philip Saluva, her brother-in-law, advising her to pursue a career in education. Her love for teaching has grown ever since she earned her bachelor’s degree.

Jennifer Mgobozi joined numerous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that concentrate on education after receiving her degree from the Tshiya College of Education. She has a greater interest for teaching languages and can speak more than four languages.

After working for several years, she decided to further her education in 2016 and enrolled for a Master’s degree in Education at Walter Sisulu University. “I worked with ladies in Mthatha who had their families with them. After work they would go home to their families while I was lonely [by this stage she was divorced],” she narrated about how she got inspired.

“I thought why should feel lonely when I can focus on getting an education. I thought here is a university next to me and it is within a walking distance so why don’t I go and register?

“When I first told my family that I wanted to study they asked me when I was going to stop wanting to learn. At first they weren’t too sure, but they didn’t discourage me.” she said.

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