Monday, August 17, 2020

Nigerian woman Joan Oji overcomes all, bags her PhD at 62 .

Joan said that she had to see to the education of her children who were already eight in number. The successful mother added that to inspire her children, she had to pick up a postgraduate application form 20 years after her first degree.
She said that the masters took so long that she had to immediately put in for her PhD after she was done.
The woman was not only a retiree when she was defending her thesis, but she was also well advanced in age at 62. 
Joan added that she decided to share the story on her LinkedIn page to inspire someone, reminding people that everybody’s stride towards success cannot be the same and no matter how long it takes some people, they can still become who they want to be. The woman revealed that her eldest granddaughter won a Russian scholarship to study Medicine in Russia. 
According to Howard University, the elderly woman defended her dissertation to earn her PhD in Communication, Culture, and Media Studies on Sunday, April 26. Florence's dissertation titled, “Igbo Collective Memory of the Nigeria – Biafra War (1967-1970): Reclaiming Forgotten Women’s Voices and Building Peace through a Gendered Lens,” is a reflection of the Igbo women who, like herself, survived the war. 

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