| 19 April 2024, Friday |

Italy’s oldest student graduates again aged 98

Italy’s oldest graduate has become 98-year-old Giuseppe Paterno once more.

Paterno’s original degree from the University of Palermo, which he received there two years ago, now includes a master’s in history and philosophy.

He passed the latest degree with top marks, again, his proud family said on Facebook.

He has no plans to rest and wants to write a novel using his trusty typewriter.

Born in 1923, Paterno grew up in a poor family in Sicily and despite his love of books and studying, he wasn’t able to go to university as a young man.

Instead he served in the navy during World War Two from the age of 20 and went on to be a railway worker.

  • Reuters