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A 71-year-old man from South Carolina, United States of America has made an incredible achievement after bagging a Master’s Degree in teaching from the University of South Carolina, USA.

A 71-year-old man from South Carolina, United States of America has made an incredible achievement after bagging a Master’s Degree in teaching from the University of South Carolina, USA.

His achievement also saw him fulfill his mother’s advice and his passion for teaching. Speaking about his achievements, Harley said he is proud of himself.

“I am really proud of myself; I mean, I have to be,” Harley said after being awarded his certificate on Saturday May 14, 2022.

Before enrolling for a Master’s Degree at the University of South Carolina, Harley had earlier attended Bethune-Bowman Elementary School, where he was hired as a teacher’s assistant.

His enrollment to University of South Carolina was aided through the knowledge garnered over his years of experience, as well as the knowledge gained during the time he worked at Bethune-Bowman Elementary school.

Leroy Harley was proud of himself, he credits his hard work and the support of his family for getting him through his academic journey

“I thought, ‘Why am I going back to school at this age? I should be sailing towards retirement. But I went ahead and did it anyway,” he said.

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