Defying age, a 50-year-old grandmother, Lakyntiew Syiemlieh from a remote village in Meghalaya has cleared the Class 12 board examinations. She was a school drop-out. She is earning kudos for her achievement and becoming a social media star of sorts.
The results of the Meghalaya board’s Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSLLC), Arts stream, were announced.
Lakyntiew was the oldest student and proudly adorned the uniform while attending classes in Balawan College in Ri- Bhoi district for two long years.
The grandmother had dropped out of school in 1988 because mathematics was a headache-inducing experience for her.
In 2015, Lakyntiew took up a distance education course offered by IGNOU after a gap of 26 years to retain her post at SSA School, where she used to teach.
Lakyntiew said, she has been replying to congratulatory messages on her Facebook page and is busy attending to calls from friends and family members.
Radio jockey Desmond Rimaki Sunn posted on his Facebook page, “If you have the will power to succeed, nothing can stop you.”