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 degree.
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 life.
“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,” he said.