Italy’s oldest student Giuseppe Paterno graduates at 96 | WION News

published on August 2, 2020

For 96 year old giuseppe paterno age is just a number he is italy's oldest student and has just become one of the world's oldest graduates patona was not able to go to university as a young man

But his age could not keep him away from his love for studying this is his story meet giuseppe patano the 96 year old is italy's oldest student he has survived world war ii and the

Corona virus pandemic and now he has become one of the world's oldest graduates i am a normal person like many others in terms of age i have surpassed all the others but i

Didn't do it for this i didn't take into account that i did it for this paterno grew up in a poor family in sicily he was not able to go to university as a

Young man he served in the navy during world war ii from the age of 20 and went on to become a railway worker but he couldn't let his age keep him away from his love for studying

All of my views i said that's it now or never and therefore in 2017 i decided to enroll i understood that it was a little late to get a three-year degree but i said to myself

Let's see if i can do it i wasn't sure when i took this decision because i didn't know the environment i didn't know how teachers would behave in front of such an old person three years of rigorous studying and

Multiple hurdles later he finally graduated on july 29th becoming the oldest university graduate in italy i really enjoyed your exam and i congratulate you on the effort

It takes you're an example for younger students who are more carefree and lazy than you are was awarded with a standing ovation by his fellow students teachers and family

His members day also happened to be the 14th anniversary of the death of his wife stefano battaglia in the first two years i had the opportunity to take the exams in class

And i had a great time with the new coronavirus pandemic i had some difficulties because as we know we elderly people do not feel comfortable with the new systems with television and with everything

Related to the electronic sciences for his college mates giuseppe patano is a source of inspiration what i liked most about mr paterno was his desire to study

That desire to never give up despite his age but this is not a full stop in paterno's academic journey he has a plan already my project for the future is to devote

Myself to writing i want to revisit all the texts i didn't have a chance to further explore this is my goal you

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