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Age doesn’t matter! A 64–year-old tricycle driver earns his college degree as an educator

  • His family was so proud because he is one of the graduates marching on stage to receive his diploma
  • He became an inspiration to the younger generations to be serious with their education
  • Age doesn’t matter, as education is intended for all individuals who wants and are willing to learn

A 64-year-old college graduate became an inspiration to the younger generations to be serious with their education. Despite being a senior citizen, and taking a lot of time, he was still able to finish his studies.

The man behind this inspiring story is Generito Yosores, a tricycle driver from Zamboanga del Sur. With his old age, he was able to attain his college degree with a course in Secondary Education major in English at the Western Mindanao State University, under the external studies unit of Molave, Zamboanga City.

Among 1,397 graduates of Bachelor of Secondary Education, Generito’s family was so proud because he is one of the graduates marching on stage to receive his diploma. Netizens on social media were also so proud of him because of his perseverance and positivity in reaching his goals.

Despite poverty, he didn’t see that as a hindrance to his success. Even when he just a tricycle driver, Lolo Generito tried his best, and it had taken him so much time to finish his studies. With the help of his family and the school, he was able to surpass all the challenges to be a college graduate and is now a professional teacher.

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Most of the netizens congratulated him for the success of the education he achieved, despite being a senior citizen. This has become an inspiration to all young minds out there continuing their studies. That poverty is not a hindrance to success and age doesn’t matter, as education is intended for all individuals who wants and is willing to learn.


This is a lesson for all students, that education is a big stepping stone to success. For all who had the dream to have a better life in the future, education is the answer.

Written by Rhelyn Harder

An open-minded person who seeks to inspire readers through writing. She believes that having the freedom and courage to express oneself is an opportunity to influence others.

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