Her classmates are at the age of her grandchildren... an elderly Italian woman returns to study after leaving her because of World War II!
After missing out on formal education due to World War II, the elderly Italian Annunziata Murgia is back in the classroom, and she wants to get her diploma at the age of 90.
The Guardian newspaper said, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, that Murgia is the oldest person in her evening class, and is attending classes on the Middle School Diploma, an examination for boys in lower secondary education at the age of 14.
Morgia goes to the classroom near her home in Dolianova, on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Murgia said: “I love to study, I have always loved it. But when the war broke out, everything changed for me. I had to go and work, as my family was struggling and I had to do my part. Before, only those who had money could study. ".
She indicated that she had learned to sew in her childhood to become a seamstress, She also read many books and studied alone whenever possible.
Morgia likes history and music, "I have always loved history books, also because I lived a large part of the history written about it in books. I saw the consequences of the First World War and lived the Second."
Morgia's youngest classmate is 16, and she is a student who will retake the diploma while Morgia makes her first attempt in June 2022. She must pass the exam, which includes tests in Italian reading, writing and mathematics, and she must pass in order to progress to secondary education which ends in Italy at the age of 18.
Marina Pelia, the literature teacher at the school, described Morgia as a very passionate and interactive student. “Although she has some hearing difficulties, she is actively involved in the lessons, especially history,” said Pelia.
The average age of the students in Morgia's class is 40, and some are also preparing for a middle school diploma.
Source News: The Guardian