Nigeria's former President, Obasanjo, is becoming a student once again
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is set to become a student once again, this time with his sights on a higher certifications in Theology.
The Former President will today, Tuesday, enrol at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) for a Masters Degree in Christian Theology, Premium Times reports.
“I’m going back to school because I have to have something to aspire to in every endeavour of life," Obasanjo was quoted as saying.
"I always aspire to something new in my farm. I do that in my international activities. I do it in my writing.
"I do it in the improvement of my academic work which helps to sharpen my brain and strengthen my faith.”
Obasanjo said NOUN's flexible system will allow him to combine his international engagements with his studies.
“Fortunately, the Open University is flexible enough and I will definitely be able to cope. I was able to cope when I did the Post Graduate. I was also busy during the period,” he said.
An associate of the President quoted in the report says the ex-president will also pursue a doctorate degree on completion of the Masters program.
It will be recalled that Obasanjo enrolled at the enrolled for a Post Graduate Diploma in Christian Theology at the university in November 2006, graduating three years later in 2009.