Hatifari Munongi, a 77-year-old Zimbabwean retiree has graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sociology and Gender Development from the Women’s University in Africa (WUA) in Zimbabwe.
The inspirational woman spent 50 years employed as a teacher but still yearned to earn a university degree, and she went back to read for her degree to fulfil a lifelong dream. Munongi was one of the 1 038 students conferred with a degree at the institution’s 12th graduation ceremony.
Munongi is a mother of three, and she has five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Zimbabweans have been sharing and celebrating Munongi’s exceptional and inspirational achievement on social media.
Mrs Hatifari Munongi just graduated with a degree in Sociology at @WUAZIM and the audience went crazy. She is 77 years old.
— Veronica (@_VeronicaMM) October 28, 2016
Munongi’s inspirational story comes on the heels of another historic achievement by Zimbabwe’s youngest college student, Maud Chifamba. The 18 year-old last recently graduated from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting (Hons).
Chifamba is the youngest graduate from the university, and her outstanding accomplishment continues to be celebrated by many people, seen as a great inspiration.