Maureen Ngoma: 62-year-old Mother of 9 Goes Back to Primary School

Maureen Ngoma: 62-year-old Mother of 9 Goes Back to Primary School

- Maureen Ngoma's educational journey came to a halt 45 years ago when she dropped out of school aged 17 years to get married

- She, however, always aspired to be like the educated independent women who work in offices

- That is why at 62 years, blessed with both children and grandchildren, Maureen enrolled herself into grade 8 at the Senga Lumbwe Basic School under adult literacy

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At 62 years of age, most ordinary folks would have completely forgotten about school to focus on ageing gracefully and spending time with their grandchildren.

For Zambian Maureen Ngoma, that has become the start of a new phase for her in education.

The mother of nine recently joined the Senga Lumbwe Basic School in Lusaka under adult literacy as a grade 8 pupil.

Maureen Ngoma: 62-year-old Mother of 9 Goes Back to Primary School
Maureen Ngoma plans to join politics after completing her education. Photo credits: Emily Kuwema.
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"I want to work in a big office and give my service to the people when I finish school," she said.

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The Times of Zambia reports that Maureen aspires to join the Zambia Army or join politics and vie for the Lusaka Central Parliamentary seat once she is done with her education.

According to the mother of nine, independent women who work in respectable offices inspire her.

That she had very minimal formal education stood in her way of being like them, the reason she decided to go back to where she went off-track and pick up the pieces.

Maureen's educational journey came to a halt 45 years ago when she dropped out of school aged 17 years to get married.

In a picture shared online, Maureen is seen in the company of her grandchildren who were escorting her to school.

In other news, Briefly.co.za earlier reported Kelly Khumalo is not afraid to chop it all off. The stunning singer recently took off her wig to show off a clean-cut bald head.

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The brave look perfectly suits the Empini singer and her followers thought so too. The starlet had initially shaved her hair as part of promotion for her new album. But it seems she’s loving the comfortable look and has kept her head shaven.

Most of the time, the bald head is hidden underneath long and luxurious weaves so it’s nice to see Kelly letting all that go for a bit and show off her stunning natural self.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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