Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo is back in school for yet another degree.
He is 77yrs old.
Here are thedetails as provided by punch.
'A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has enrolled for an MA/Ph.D. in Christian Theology at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
His admission letter titled, ‘‘Provisional admission for postgraduate programme – 2014 session’’ and dated September 29, was signed by NOUN Registrar, Josephine Akinyemi
It reads, “With reference to your application for admission to a postgraduate programme of this university, I am pleased to inform you that you have been offered a provisional admission for postgraduate course leading to the award of MA/Ph.D. Christian Theology in School of Arts and Social Sciences of the university with effect from the date of completion of first registration.”
Obasanjo, who arrived the Victoria Island headquarters of the university on Tuesday morning in a black Lexus jeep with number plate Lagos APP 769 DB to receive his admission letter, gave insight into why he was returning to school at 77.
'He explained that he chose to acquire the doctoral degree in Christian Theology in order to acquire more knowledge about God.
“I do not want to be a pastor. I only want to know more about my God and to serve Him better,” said the former President.
Obasanjo, who in 2009 obtained a postgraduate diploma in Christian Theology from the university, added that he wanted Nigerians to know that age was no barrier to learning.
He said, “I want to make a statement that no matter the position you have attained in life, it should not be a barrier to seeking knowledge.
“Learning should be a continuous process and if you can do it without the formality of the university, well and good. But I chose to learn by other means and through a discipline and the formality of a university. Again, this admission offers me a fresh challenge in life.”