IDixcover Achiever: 43-year-old man bags university degree after 24 years of working as school janitor, set to become a teacher

43-year-old man bags university degree; set to become a teacher

A 43 year old man, bags degree after 24years of working as a janitor and he is sets to becoming a teacher. Tylan Bailey has finally graduated from Georgia State University, United States 24 years after working as a janitor of one of the high schools in Georgia.

Tylian Bailey dedicated 24 years of his young age to serve as the custodian of Hightower Elementary School in DeKalb Country, Georgia, United States. He, however, has the dream of becoming a teacher and after several years of service, he is on his way to becoming a teacher.


At the age of 40, Bailey enrolled for a Bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and a minor in special education at Georgia State University, United States.

I always wanted to be a college graduate. I always wanted to be a teacher. So having everything sink in at that moment was the best feeling I could ever have,” Bailey shared with WSBTV.

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Bailey took classes at the College of Education & Human Development of Georgia State University so that he could pursue the curriculum for teachers. After three years of balancing janitorial work and academic studies, Bailey achieved his goal at the age of 43.

Bailey who was proud of his achievement celebrated his success on Twitter. “Returned to college at 40 yrs old, graduated at 43 yrs old with a B.S.E in Health and Physical Education, minor in Special Education with honors “Cum Laude”, he wrote.

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