A 105-year-old great grandmother from Kerala, who appeared for the fourth standard equivalency examination, has come out in flying colours, making her the oldest student in the country to clear the papers.The centenarian — Bhageerathi Amma, had appeared for the examination, conducted by the state literacy mission, at Kollam last year and the result was announced by the literacy mission on Wednesday.The elderly woman, who had always yearned to study and gain knowledge, had to give up her dream of educating herself after her mother died as she had to take care of her younger siblings.Fate dealt another blow when she became a widow in her thirties and had to shoulder the responsibility of bringing up her six children.Due to her advanced age, she had difficulty in writing the exams and took three days to complete the 3 question papers on Environment, Mathematics and Malayalam, literacy mission sources said. Bhageerathi Amma, who had left formal education in class three at the age of 9, became the oldest ‘equivalency learner’ in the Kerala State Literacy Mission programme to date.She scored 205 out of a total of 275 marks and scored full marks in maths.One of her six… Read full this story
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