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Reading: 80-year-old woman bags degree from US university after dropping out of school since 1960
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80-year-old woman bags degree from US university after dropping out of school since 1960

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80-year-old woman bags degree from US university after dropping out of school since 1960
80-year-old woman bags degree from US university after dropping out of school since 1960

Madeline Elizabeth Adams, an 80-year-old woman, has achieved a remarkable milestone by earning a Bachelor’s degree after leaving school in 1960. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies, with a specialization in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, in the United States.

According to Madeline, she started her Bachelor’s degree studies at the university in 1960 but faced some challenges that forced her to drop out. However, she remained determined to complete her education and finally achieved her lifelong dream.

Madeline Adams explained that she had to leave school in 1960 because life happened, including raising three children and switching careers, which took her away from her immediate environment. But with the encouragement of her children, who didn’t want her to become idle, she returned to school to finish what she started so many years ago.

Madeline’s achievement has become a source of inspiration and perseverance to her children and great-grandchildren, and she hopes to encourage others to pursue their dreams, no matter how long it takes. “I just want to put a period on something I started back in 1960,” she said.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.