56-Year-Old & 77-Year-Old Seniors Sit For First Exam In Pursuit Of Law Degrees

The two senior students are currently studying at University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA).

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Two senior citizens were seen sitting for their first end-of-semester exams at University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) in Terengganu

In an Instagram post last week, UniSZA shared that 56-year-old R Ramesh and 77-year-old M Krishnan had enrolled in for the university's four-year Bachelor of Law course in October last year.

They were seen sitting for their 'Introduction to Information Technology' paper in the Gemilang Hall at the Gong Badak campus on Friday, 3 February, with the rest of their cohort.

The university said the both of them have become good friends as they navigate their studies together after being out of school for a long time

"The last time I sat for an exam was 37 years ago in 1986 for STPM, and today I return to an exam hall for my first bachelor's exam," said Ramesh.

The 56-year-old added that although he was a little stressed, he remained calm and answered well.

"I haven't studied for a long time so there were definitely problems adapting at the beginning, but my lecturers and classmates have given me a lot of support and assistance," said the father of three.

Meanwhile, 77-year-old Krishan said that although dividing time between studies and family has been difficult, he is still striving to fulfil his dream of becoming a lawyer

"I divide my time well between family, work, and classes, and for this final exam, I hope to do my best and pass with flying colours," he said.

This 87-year-old grandfather has also proven that it's never too late to pursue an education:

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