75 Year Old Grandfather Goes Back to School To Finish His Studies

Lolo Benjamin has started going to school again in order for him to finish his Political Science course.

  • School year once again started this June in the Philippines
  • 75 year old grandfather Benjamin is joining the school as a college freshman
  • His pictures in Facebook went viral and netizens all adored him wanting to finish his education

Pangasinan, Philippines – The school year of 2019 has started for most students. Some are excited, while others might not like it as their heart is still on “vacation mode.” There are some that are ready to go but there is one that is more excited to go back more than anything.

In a Facebook post by Christian Monses, he shared a few pictures of what would appear to be a new teacher in a college campus in Dagupan City, but as it turns out, he is actually a student, his classmate, and a freshman for that matter.

75 year old grandfather pursues to finish his studies
Lolo Benjamin Naoe looks inside a classroom, wondering perhaps if that is where his next class will be held. Image credit: Christian Monses/Facebook

Benjamin Naoe is a 75-year old grandfather who is very excited to start the school year. According to him, he was able to to go to school before, but he was only able to finish his first year in high school. He also had to start working abroad when he had a family due to him finishing only at that educational level.

75 year old grandfather pursues to finish his studies
Lolo Benjamin is talking happily with other students. Image credit: Christian Monses/Facebook

His wife has already departed this earth, and his children are all grown up, so Lolo Benjamin decided that he’ll pursue what he wanted and that is to finish college. He is currently taking up Political Science along with students that are way younger than him.

In Christian’s post, he said Lolo Benjamin should be an inspiration for those that are too lazy to go to school. He also commended the old man as he is very energetic and at 75 years old, he has no trouble climbing the flight of stairs to the third floor of their building to get to their classroom.

75 year old grandfather pursues to finish his studies
At his age, stairs are not a problem for Lolo Benjamin. Image credit: Christian Monses/Facebook

Ever since Christian posted the pictures, netizens who saw it were all inspired and were happy for Lolo Benjamin that even at his age, he never gave up on his dream. We hope that he doesn’t run into any trouble both from his professors and his classmates in this school year and that he can graduate with flying colors.


Also read: Old Man Selling Bread In the Middle of a Footbridge Goes Viral

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Written by Drew Tetangco

An anime lover and an avid toy collector. He transforms into a wordsmith by night.

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