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It's never too late to learn, says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi had never set foot in a classroom until middle age. Now 50, the businesswoman is happily learning to read and write alongside students nearly four decades younger than her.
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, takes notes during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 25,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, takes notes during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, works in her shop in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, works in her shop in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, shops for thread for her bag-making business, at a store in Ilorin, Kwara state, March,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, shops for thread for her bag-making business, at a store in Ilorin, Kwara state, March, 26, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, stands up during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 25, 2021....
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, stands up during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 25, 2021. Ajayi intends to continue her education for four more years, saying it will help her business. "People around me can read and write and they are succeeding in their businesses," she said. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, shows old photographs of herself to her daughter Shola Adeboye at her home in Ilorin,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, shows old photographs of herself to her daughter Shola Adeboye at her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021. "She has always wanted to be educated but she couldn't," said Adeboye. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, poses for a photo in her shop in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, poses for a photo in her shop in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, chats to some of her classmates after class at Ilorin Grammar school in Ilorin, Kwara...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, chats to some of her classmates after class at Ilorin Grammar school in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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March 30, 2021
Houses stand in Shade Ajayi's neighbourhood in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Houses stand in Shade Ajayi's neighbourhood in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, walks through her neighbourhood as she makes her way to school in Ilorin, Kwara state,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, walks through her neighbourhood as she makes her way to school in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, changes into her school uniform before attending class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, changes into her school uniform before attending class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, reads a book as she sits in the library at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, reads a book as she sits in the library at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. Ajayi intends to continue her education for four more years, saying it will help her business. "People around me can read and write and they are succeeding in their businesses," she said. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
A teacher writes on a chalk board as she teaches a class at Ilorin Grammar School, in Ilorin, Kwara state,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
A teacher writes on a chalk board as she teaches a class at Ilorin Grammar School, in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, takes notes during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, takes notes during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, raises her hand to answer a question during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, raises her hand to answer a question during class at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Quareebullahi Ajenifuja, 12, and Joy Adeniji, 12, take notes together during class at Ilorin Grammar...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Quareebullahi Ajenifuja, 12, and Joy Adeniji, 12, take notes together during class at Ilorin Grammar school, in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, looks at her classmates as they play outside after class at Ilorin Grammar School, Kwara...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, looks at her classmates as they play outside after class at Ilorin Grammar School, Kwara state, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Joy Adeniji, 12, plays a game with her classmates after school at Ilorin Grammar school, Kwara state,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Joy Adeniji, 12, plays a game with her classmates after school at Ilorin Grammar school, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 26, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, helps her six-year-old granddaughter Deborah Adeboye with her homework, at her home...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, helps her six-year-old granddaughter Deborah Adeboye with her homework, at her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, prepares to cook lunch at her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021....
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, prepares to cook lunch at her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, helps her six-year-old granddaughter Deborah Adeboye with her homework, at her home...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, helps her six-year-old granddaughter Deborah Adeboye with her homework, at her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, sits with her landlord Mogaji, outside her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, sits with her landlord Mogaji, outside her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 27, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
A television sits on a table at Shola Ajayi's home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021. ...
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A television sits on a table at Shola Ajayi's home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, places her school uniform into a bag, to change into when she arrives at school, at...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, places her school uniform into a bag, to change into when she arrives at school, at her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 25, 2021. "I'm not ashamed that I wear a uniform," said Ajayi. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Students stand on tyres in the playground of Ilorin Grammar school, in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria,...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Students stand on tyres in the playground of Ilorin Grammar school, in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, eats lunch in an empty calssroom at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March...
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Shade Ajayi, 50, eats lunch in an empty calssroom at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, is helped by a teacher at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021....
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Shade Ajayi, 50, is helped by a teacher at Ilorin Grammar School in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, reads a book on mathematics in the library at Ilorin Grammar School, Kwara state, March...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, reads a book on mathematics in the library at Ilorin Grammar School, Kwara state, March 24, 2021. Ajayi intends to continue her education for four more years, saying it will help her business. "People around me can read and write and they are succeeding in their businesses," she said. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, works in her shop in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja ...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, works in her shop in Ilorin, Kwara state, March 25, 2021. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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March 30, 2021
Shade Ajayi, 50, irons her school uniform on a bed as she prepares to make her way to school, at her...
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The Wider Image: It's never too late to learn says 50-year-old Nigerian school pupil
Shade Ajayi, 50, irons her school uniform on a bed as she prepares to make her way to school, at her home in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria, March 25, 2021. "I'm not ashamed that I wear a uniform," said Ajayi. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "ADELAJA PUPIL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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