“A Clean Sweep”: Meet Elizabeth Ely, Domestic Worker Who Obtained Her Degree at 60

“A Clean Sweep”: Meet Elizabeth Ely, Domestic Worker Who Obtained Her Degree at 60

  • A local domestic worker, Elizabeth Ely has obtained her university degree at the age of 60
  • The incredible old lady is officially a Business Management graduate
  • Mzansi took to the comments section and many people celebrated Mam Elizabeth for being such an inspiration to the youth

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A local gogo is an inspiration to Mzansi after recently obtaining her degree in Business Management. Although it's unclear how long Elizabeth Ely had been working towards the incredible achievement, the 60-year-old domestic worker managed to get it done.

Domestic Worker, Degree, 60, Inspirational, Social media reactions
Elizabeth Ely has just earned her degree in Business Management. The 60-year-old has worked much of her life as a domestic worker. Images: Thomas Mawela/LinkedIn
Source: Facebook

Heading online, LinkedIn member Thomas Mawela shared her amazing story.

"A clean sweep: Domestic worker obtains Business Management degree at age 60 - Elizabeth Ely," he captioned the post.

To view the post, click here.

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Local social media users were certainly inspired by the wonderful old lady and her determined spirit. Many people felt she was a true window of hope for the youth of Mzansi.

Check out some of the heartfelt comments below:

Susan Kone said:

"CONGRATULATIONS. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER, May our youth be inspired and motivated by this for a better South Africa. Well-done mama."

Brian Smith said:

"Amazing, it's never too late there is nothing like the present."

Vuyo Sigauke said:

"From now onwards, we have a role model of inspiration, well-done Mother for leading our community as an example."

Phuti Charles Mokgokong said:

"So inspiring " congratulations mama."

Khanyi Tshabalala said:

"Proud of mama..."

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In related news, Briefly News previously reported that a student named Denu Bon has excitedly announced on Linkedln that he would be graduating from the university on the same day as his mother.

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Denu said that his mother's first academic sojourn at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State began in 1992 when she secured admission for pre-degree studies after five years of not getting admitted.

According to him, his mother, Elizabeth Ogunbona, got her Bachelor's degree in 1998 but was hell-bent on furthering her education to the zenith. However, childbearing and family demands stood in her way, making her wait for many years before continuing the quest for further studies.

Denu said in 2018, his mum successfully aced her doctoral thesis while combining being a school owner, managing a start-up and school work.

She sacrificed for her kid

Unfortunately, his mum couldn't complete the programme as she sacrificed her fees for her daughter's. In 2018, Elizabeth re-enrolled for the doctoral degree in agricultural extensions and will finally be graduating as she got to pay the programme fees.

Many describe his mother as a source of inspiration

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Oluwakemi Sheba said:

"Denu Bon this is amazing! Now I know where you got all the paparazzi from. Congratulations to momsie."

Adedapo Adedare wrote:

"Wow your mom is a source of inspiration to us all... Big ups to her and double congratulations to your family."

Ogooluwa G. Adeoye remarked:

"Wow wow wow... Hearty congratulations to mummy. If she didn't give up, then who am I to be tired of education? Your mom's story is inspiring. Now I know where you get the energy to combine architecture, writing and book publishing."

Okoli Jacinta stated:

"Wow! Your mom is an inspiration, her determination and focus is commendable. Congratulations to you two Denu Bon."

Source: Briefly News

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