At 48-years old, Saturday Okeh decided to get the graduate degree he always wanted.

Returning to university after a 20-year absence is hard enough. Doing it as an international student would seem impossible to many. For Saturday Okeh, it’s all just part of achieving a lifelong dream.

“I always wanted to further my education,” says Saturday, who is originally from Nigeria and came to the University of Lethbridge to study chemistry in 2011. “I knew that getting a master’s degree would open the door to new possibilities.”

Having previously completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Edo State University in Ekpoma, Nigeria, Saturday is grateful for the opportunity to study something he loves and recognizes that much of his success is dependent on the U of L’s supportive environment.

"The U of L is a small university but there is lots of research taking place here. The facilities are incredible and I get hands-on experience with the research equipment.”
Saturday Okeh,
MSc candidate