Meet Nigeria’s Oldest Secondary School Student


81-year-old Muhammad Modibbo, who is said to be the oldest secondary student in Nigeria has died.

Premium Times reports that Mr. Modibo who is a Junior Secondary School 2 (JSS2) student in a school in Kano, had the aspirations of becoming a graduate not minding his old age. Aside from being a student, the Yakassi Quarters native works as a petty trader. He was bent on being educated when he decided to join the School for Arabic Studies (SAS), when death decided to stunt the heart desire of the old man after many years into the journey

Mr. Modibbo started from the lowest level of education and he also pa$$ed his Common Entrance Examination after completing primary education at a community primary school in Kundila Quarters, Kano. Hios teacher, Abdulkarim Ibrahim, told reporters that he would have been up for the Senior Secondary School placement examination next year, if not for his sudden death.

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The teacher said Mr. Modibbo was a bright and easygoing student who got along with both teachers and fellow students.

“His dream to pursue his studies up to university level was cut short early by his sudden death,” Mr. Ibrahim said.

Meanwhile, about 1, 805 prospective lawyers failed the bar final examinations, the Council of Legal Education has revealed. According to results released by the council recently, out of the 5588 candidates who sat for the exams conducted in April and May, 2015, only four candidates made First Cla$$ and a total number of 109 candidates made second cla$$ upper.


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