50-year-old grandmother clears 12th board exam in Meghalaya
New Delhi, July 16: It is being said that attitude is what matters while to achieve success. Meghalaya's 50-year-old woman has proved that yet again by clearing state board's 12th HSSLC exams at this age.
Lakyntiew Syiemlieh, the mother of four children and grandmother of two, has passed her class 12 exams on Monday.
Syiemlieh had dropped out from the Laitumkhrah Presbyterian School in Shillong in 1988, according to the report of The Print.
She got married in 1991.
The resident of Umsning Syiemlieh of Meghalaya, this single working mother never gave up on education.
She enrolled as a student of Class X at a night school, the NIOS Umsning and successfully cleared her exams.
"I stopped going to school because mathematics was too difficult for me to understand. I was offered a job to teach pre-schoolers in 2008 and that was the beginning of my love for re-learning", Lakyntiew told PTI.
According to the report, she was applauded by the state education minister Lahkmen Rymbui for not allowing her age to act as a deterrent.
After she had cleared her XI examination from the Balawan College as a non-regular student, she decided to don the uniform and sit for the board exams from St Michael Higher Secondary School.
Now the lady has no intention to stop and said she would pursue her Bachelors and would take up Khasi as a major subject.