Woman in Oaxaca Graduates from Elementary School... at Age 100!
Oscar Rodriguez - Milenio
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June 26, 2013



Manuela Hernandez Velasquez receives her primary certificate showing that it is never too late to study. (El Piñero)

OAXACA, Oaxaca - Her name is Manuela Hernández Velasquez. At 100 years of age, she obtained her elementary school certificate, proving that it is never late to study.

Doña Manuelita, as she is known, was born on June 17, 1913, in the city of Tuxtepec and although the years cause a decline in her physical energy and she suffers from tired eyes, the clarity of her assessment of education is exact. Upon being asked her advice for young people, she states: "The best career is studying."

In this regard, the Head of the Planning Department of the State Institute of Adult Education [IEEA], Norma Jiménez López, said that the IEEA serves 7,754 adults like Doña Manuelita, 65 years and older, which represents 9% of the population.

"Of these, 75% are women and 25% men; 85% are in the literacy program or elementary school, and 15% secondary [junior high]," she explained.

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