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“It’s never too late to learn,” says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil

By Reuters
07 April 2021   |   6:14 am
Shade Ajayi had never set foot in a classroom until middle age. Now 50, the businesswoman is happily learning to read and write alongside students nearly four decades younger than her.

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