It is the story of 80-year-old retired civil servant, Pa Alimi Olarenwaju Amodu, who is amongst the over 27,087 students presented by the university for its 17th convocation.
Pa Amodu is undoubtedly Nigeria’s oldest university student, graduating with a Second Class Honours in Sociology. He is a father of seven and hails from Oniyangi in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State. In spite of his age, he is courageous and determined to search for knowledge.
He revealed to Quadlife that he sets his eyes on becoming a Ph.D holder before he returns to the Creator, even as he had currently sat for and passed a Master’s degree examination to study Industrial Relations in LASU. After his Ph.D, he plans to give back to the society by establishing a primary school in his home town, Oniyangi.