69-year-old Jordanian man completes graduation, goes for Masters - GulfToday

69-year-old Jordanian man completes graduation, goes for Masters


Ali Ahmed Haylan.

Gulf Today Report

A Jordanian man has achieved his dream by obtaining a bachelor's degree with a grade of "excellent" when he is nearing the age of seventy, stressing his aspiration to continue towards obtaining the master's and doctoral degrees.

Ali Ahmed Haylan, 69, the oldest graduate of Jordan's Al Albayt University, stated that he waited 48 years to obtain his degree in political science, after he finished high school in 1973 in the scientific department, with a success rate of 81%.

Haylan explained that he had previously left for the Lebanese University in Beirut, but that coincided with the events of the civil war, which made him leave school and return to Jordan to work in the electricity sector, marry and have a son, who obtained a university degree about 4 years ago.

Haylan pointed out that he regained the dream of completing his education after retiring from his job in 2014, and choosing a specialisation related to his studies of Arab and international issues.

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