It’s not just for young people as you’re never too old to…

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Passing exams is for the younger generation surely?

Successfully getting through exams can be tough. Especially the professional exams such as ACCA, CIM and CIMA.

In addition, the older you get the more you have other pressures placed on you. Family and career matters can distract from studying but those of you that think that studying is a younger person’s mission should think again.

Step forward Mr Leo Plass to prove that studying is suitable for people of any age.

Or in fact, rather than “step forward” perhaps it should be “move forward carefully and mind you don’t fall over” as Mr Plass is a sprightly 99 years old.

Now whilst a lot of 99 year old people may be more concerned with other matters rather than obtaining a degree, the inspirational “soon to be 100 years old” Mr Plass has just obtained a degree from Eastern Oregon University in America.

It’s not the first time he’s been at that university though as Mr Plass was previously there during the Great Depression of the 1930s but dropped out back in 1932.

Earlier this month however he was successfully awarded a Degree in General Studies.

Many congratulations to the man and it just goes to show that age shouldn’t be a barrier for study and furthering your education.

Now, if only he can remember where he put his degree certificate…

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