Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has started a Masters degree at the age of 74 in a university in the United Kingdom.
The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, mentioned it while delivering a convocation lecture for the graduating students of the American University of Nigeria, in Yola on Saturday.
Adesina revealed that the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is taking a Masters’ degree in international relations.
The AfDB president said, “He loves education and its power to create transformative change.
“I was joking with him recently and asked why at his age, he had gone back to study for a Masters’ degree in international relations in the UK.
“He told me that he wanted to obtain the degree so that he could find out why he did the things he did while in government.”
Born 25th of November 1946, Atiku attended Jada Primary School and Adamawa Provincial Secondary School in 1960 where he graduated with a Grade 3 in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Records reveal that after secondary school, Abubakar studied for a short while at the Nigeria Police College in Kaduna. He left the College when he was unable to present an O-Level Mathematics result, and worked briefly as a Tax Officer in the Regional Ministry of Finance, from where he gained admission to the School of Hygiene in Kano in 1966.
He graduated with a Diploma in 1967, having served as Interim Student Union President at the school.
In 1967 he enrolled for a Law Diploma at the Ahmadu Bello University Institute of Administration, on a scholarship from the regional government. After graduation in 1969, during the Nigerian Civil War, he was employed by the Nigeria Customs Service.
In Oyedepo’s Church, graduate pastors receive N38,000 as salary — Another pastor laments
Obi Cubana: DSS cautions against public display of wealth
Why sacking Living Faith pastors was in order – Comedian Baba D Baba
Police nab fake currency syndicate in Nasarawa
Don’t get married out of gratitude, Pretty Mike urges
PHOTOS: Team Nigeria steals show at Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony
COVID-19: One in 75 persons infected in UK
Protests in Tokyo against Olympics during opening ceremony
Police nab UNILAG undergraduate connected to Super TV CEO’s murder
Why I stabbed Super TV CEO – Chidinma UNILAG undergraduate
Super TV CEO: Suspect’s father, service apartment owner released on bail — Lagos CP
Sound Sultan: 18 things to know about throat cancer
Court acquits ex-NBA President of N1.4bn fraud charge
Sleeping with another man’s wife attracts curse in my kingdom – Onogie of Ebelle, HRH Aikpaogie
Convene national dialogue or we move for freedom, Clark tells Buhari
VIDEO: Police parade side chic, alleged killer of Super TV CEO
VIDEO: Ladipo Market traders clash with security operatives
VIDEO: I passed through a lot in Oman, assaulted, owed wages, drugged and deported – Funmilayo Fehintola
VIDEO: Angry indigene calls out road contractor over substandard road project in Edo
VOX POP: Who will win Euro 2020 – Nigerians react
VIDEO: DSS parades 13 suspects, recovered arms from Sunday Igboho’s residence
VIDEO: Malami announces arrest of Nnamdi Kanu
VIDEO: Do slimming teas really make you lose weight?
VIDEO: Can you get COVID-19 from touching people’s clothes?
Sports12 hours ago
French president arrives in Tokyo for Olympic opening ceremony
health11 hours ago
COVID-19: Nigeria records 184 new cases, discharges 32 patients – NCDC
Uncategorized5 hours ago
Protest against “green pass” over new coronavirus rule in Italy
News9 hours ago
1.7m children living with HIV missed treatment in 2020 – Report
Sports11 hours ago
Olympics: Team Nigeria misses out on quarter-final in rowing competition
Metro4 hours ago
Police arraign unemployed man for alleged assault
News10 hours ago
Revenge Porn: Former Imo Governor Ohakim’s mistress arraigned, granted bail in Abuja
News6 hours ago
40,000 Cross River residents receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine