48-year-old farmer without previous education sits for WAEC with her child’s age mates
Cristina Samuel, a 48-year-old “village farmer” who has always dreamed of being a nurse, but couldn’t due to an early marriage, has joined those currently taking WAEC so she can fulfill her dream.
The mum-of-three sponsors her children to school through money she makes from farming. Her first son is currently a 200-level medical student whose education is sponsored with proceeds from her farming.
She finally decided to go back to school and began saving towards her education. She then quit her farming job to allow her study and is now sitting for the WAEC examination with her “daughter’s agemates”.
Cristina’s niece shared the news to Instagram alongside a photo of her aunt in her school uniform. She added that her aunt was afraid to make the move but she did it afraid.
Read what she wrote about her aunt below.