Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on
Wednesday, had his first day in class as a
Masters/Ph.d student of the National Open
University of Nigeria, NOUN.
The former president is studying for a Masters and
Doctorate degree in Christian Theology. The class
which took place in Ota, Ogun State, was held with
his internal supervisor, Philip Tachin, a lecturer in
Systematic Theology and a pastor.
After receiving an outline for the course, he was
given his first assignment to review a number of
literatures on the subject and to present a research
paper for review.
Olusegun Obasanjo obtained a Post Graduate
Diploma in 2009.
The Masters degree will precede the Doctorate
Obasanjo said he was optimistic that additional
knowledge in Theology will help him understand
how to use religion in the alleviation of problems
that affect people at the grass roots generally but
particularly in Africa.
Last month, Obasanjo told Premium Times that he
was returning to school to achieve his aspirations in
“I’m going back to school because I have to have
something to aspire to in every endeavour of life. “I
always aspire to something new in my farm. I do
that in my international activities.
I do it in my writing. I do it in the improvement of
my academic work which helps to sharpen my
brain and strengthen my faith,”