This 91yrs Old Grandma Is The Oldest Women To Graduate From University

A 91yrs old grandma became the oldest person to graduate from university in Thailand. She made record on Wednesday, receiving her bachelor’s degree from King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Escorted by her family, Madam Kimlun Jinakul traveled more than 700km from the northern province of Phayao to Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, near Bangkok, to receive her bachelor’s degree in human ecology.

In her words, “It has always been my dream to continue my studies.”

Madam Kimlun told a TV station, Thai PBS, that she had finished junior high school but couldn’t continue her education at the time because her family couldn’t finance it.

Kimlun said: “When I was young, I actually received good grades. I have always enjoyed reading. I even bought manuals to educate myself so I could help my children with their homework.”

Kimlun said she became inspired to continue her formal studies in 2011, once her children and grandchildren had received university educations and found decent jobs.

“It’s never too late to study,” she said.

“She is a very determined person,” said Bhum Juasiripakdee, one of Kimlun’s grandchildren.

“We all support her while making sure she remains in good health.”
The grandma added, “The university provided me with a lot of conveniences. They allocated rooms on the ground floor for me so I did not have to climb the stairs.”

The university is the first in Thailand to offer distance learning to elderly people. About 200 people older than 60 have enrolled.