75-year-old lolo goes to school to finish Political Science degree in Pangasinan


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MANILA, Philippines – Another elderly is going viral for his willingness to achieve his dream of finishing college.
Lolo Benj is still a student at age 75

At first glance, Benjamin Naoe looked like the school administrator or even the principal. But a closer look and you would see that he is actually a student.

Lolo Benjamin, at 75-year old, is a freshman college student who is excited to begin the school year.

Lolo Benj is still a student at age 75
Lolo Benj is still a student at age 75 | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Christian Monses

Already a proud lolo, Benjamin isn't letting age slow him down in achieving his goal.

According to the inspiring senior citizen, during his younger years, he only got to finish first year high school. When he had a family, he was forced to work abroad due to his lack of education.

For years, Lolo Benjamin had hoped to be given a chance to finish a college degree. Now that his wife has passed away and their children all grown up, Lolo Benjamin is giving his dream another shot.

Lolo Benjamin is pursuing a degree in Political Science
Lolo Benjamin is pursuing a degree in Political Science | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Christian Monses

Lolo Benjamin is now pursuing a degree in Political Science at the University of Pangasinan. One of his classmates, Christian Monses shared how the elderly student has inspired him to do good and finish his studies well.

Christian shared photos of Lolo Benjamin on Facebook and wrote, "Sa lahat ng kabataan na tamad mag-aral, sana gawin niyong inspiration ang mga taong kagaya ni lolo na ngayo'y ipinatuloy niya ang kanyang pag-aaral."

The elderly student inspires many netizens
The elderly student inspires many netizens | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Christian Monses

"Isa po ako sa mga estudyanteng na inspire ni lolo, pinatunayan nyo na hindi pa huli ang lahat upang ipagpatuloy ang pag-aaral," he added.

The inspired classmate added that at 75 years old, Lolo Benjamin is active and energetic as he walked up the 3rd floor to their room.

Christian ended, "Ang laking bagay sa akin na nakilala ko siya."

Like Christian, netizens were inspired with Lolo Benjamin's story.

Netizen D. Malaca has well-wishes for Lolo Benjamin, "Salute! May mga bata ngayon ayaw mag-aral, eto si lolo, hanggang kaya nag aaral. Grabe! God bless you lolo with many more years so that you can pursue what you’re not able to do in your younger years."

Another netizen wrote, "Never too late!” Inspiration po kayo!"

— Sally, The Summit Express


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