Grandmothers are truly something special. They bake the best treats, are always on hand to give incredible advice and are one of the most resilient individuals you may ever have in your life. One grandmother, however, has gone above and beyond, making her Cape Town-based family proud after recently graduating with a Master’s degree in Education from Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in the Eastern Cape, reports IOL.
Who said you lose your memory as the years tick on by, again?
75-year-old Notozi Jennifer Mgobozi now has her sights firmly set on a PhD.
Education has always been at the centre of Mgobozi’s life as she started her career in teacher development for quality education before pursuing her dream of adding a few more degrees to her wall.
For many of us, there are always a few moments in life where you feel the urge to give up before the dream is realised, but if there’s one thing Mgobozi is out to prove, it’s that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
The 75-year-old is viewing this achievement as part of the legacy she is leaving behind. Not just for her family, but for other people who are looking to benefit from this inspiring woman.
So, where did it all start? Mgobozi’s teaching aspirations had humble beginnings as she started off as a primary school teacher before leaving the field to get married.
But her passion and dedication to education and learning were what drove her to become part of a number of organisations and teams that allowed her to pursue her chosen career path.
“ I was invited by an NGO at UCT to be part of a team that was conducting ethnographic study. I have always received invitations because the work that I’ve done speaks for itself,” she stated as per IOL.
It’s no surprise then that she was greeted by ecstatic family members as they welcomed her with cheers and ululations as she stepped off the plane at the Cape Town international airport. Mgobozi is a mother of two, which includes five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
— Sisonke Mlamla (@SISONKE_MD) November 16, 2021
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