A Saudi woman returns to school after a 40-year hiatus
Part of the "Today" program hosted by Salwa Al-Omani
The story of a Saudi citizen who returned to school after a 40-year hiatus, in the seventies of the last century, at the age of 18, topped the platforms of social networking sites, and Salwa Al-Omani received a lot of encouragement and admiration, as she provided a model and role model for all those who prevented the circumstances from continuing His educational attainment.
Salwa said, in an interview with the "Al-Youm" program, on the "Al-Ikhbariya" satellite channel, that she stopped studying after marriage to devote herself to her home and her children, noting that the dream of studying kept coming to her and she tried more than once, but her papers were not complete until she heard 6 years ago about “Al-Kabirat High School” for the return of those who dropped out of school again.
She added: "After attempts, I joined one of the intermediate classes to obtain the certificate. In one year, I finished the second and third grades and obtained the intermediate secondary certificate. After that, I joined the Senior High School for 3 years regularly and with the same old certificate in the scientific specialization and passed the tests."
Salwa Al-Omani explained that after this journey, she achieved her dream of joining the university and studying sociology, in which she reached the third year, stressing that she chose a literary major due to the difficulty of entering laboratories and studying any scientific discipline at this age.
The presenter of the program raised Al-Aqal, in a spontaneous reaction, in appreciation of Mrs. Salwa Al-Omani, for her dedication, ambition and insistence on achieving her dream despite the circumstances, stressing that it represents a great story of struggle.
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