You are here: Home » International » News » Others
Business Standard

91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree

Her diploma was handed to her by King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun

AP | PTI  |  Bangkok 

Thai woman
91-year-old Thai Women Earns Bachelor's Degree

A 91-year old in has earned a after spending more than 10 years studying for it and has received her diploma from the country's king.

Public television broadcaster Thai PBS says Kimlan Jinakul was granted the degree in human and family development yesterday at the government-run Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University just outside


Kimlan says "if we do not study, do not read, do not know, then we won't be able to speak and make sense."

Her diploma was handed to her by King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, who took the throne last year.

Diplomas at Thailand's are traditionally handed out by members of the royal family.

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 19:51 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU