Oldest graduate at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University 

Thai netizens across the country recently shared the inspirational story of Granny Sathaporn Phrom Sri, who enrolled in a Liberal Arts at Chiang Mai Rajabhat University at 80. She then completed her course at 84, and finally graduated with her official certificate at age 88.

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Achievement with no age limits

sathaporn_promsri-gownImage credit: Thanaphat Nawakaew

The story was posted by Facebook user Thanaphat Nawakaew, who shared that Granny Sathaporn finished her studies at 84 and received her official certificate at 88 in a commencement ceremony. 

Granny Sathaporn and her university ID card
Image credit: MGR Online

Commencement ceremonies in Thailand are where university graduates are dressed in honourable gowns and await for the King’s Representative to hand over their certificates, marking the official end to their university journey.

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She has always been a joyful social worker, and enrolled herself in weekend classes for 4 years. And even though she felt unwell at times, she’s never missed a single class.

“Knowledge is unlimited”

Granny Sathaporn proudly poses with her daughter
Image credit: MGR Online

Speaking of her achievements, the granny mentioned that she was the oldest in her batch, but was full of joy and spunk nonetheless. She also added that finishing her studies was a huge accomplishment and a life reward for her. 

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“You’re never too old to study, even though your age is over the workforce age standards; knowledge and experiences are unlimited”, says granny Sathaporn.

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Featured images adapted from: Thanaphat Nawakaew, MGR Online

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