- Paul Cruz shared his inspiring graduation story that lasted for 13 years
- Despite having a stable job and a family, Paul still took a chance and enrolled at the UP Open University
- Finally, Paul got to wear his “sablay” after he finished his degree in Bachelor of Education Studies Major in Instructional Design and Technology course
Despite having a stable career and a family, Paul Cruz still pursued to finish college. A journey that lasted for 13 years!
On Facebook, Paul shared his inspiring graduation story that earned the praise of many netizens. According to Paul, he entered the University of the Philippines Los Baños in 2007 and became active in several campus organizations. He even earned a seat in the student council.
But as much as he enjoyed school, he lost track and studying became the least of his priorities. In 2011, he failed in some subjects until he got dismissed from UPLB. He also recalled how he struggled financially to make ends meet.
Paul wrote, “Ostensibly, I came to UP Los Baños to study, but it ultimately became the least of my priorities. In the final semester, I acquired four 5’s and one 4 (which eventually became a 5). And for the record—and with finality—I only took Math 11 five times; four times in UPLB and once in Diliman. This was my Los Baños. As was wont to happen, I got dismissed in 2011.”
Like what they always say, life moves forward and Paul began building a stable career in the BPO industry. Paul also found himself enjoying being a family man and a musician.
And while he is already stable with his life, Paul couldn’t help but think about his mother’s wish, which is for him to finish a college degree. He decided to take a chance and enrol in the UP Open University and took up Education Studies.
And finally, Paul proudly shared that he got to wear his “sablay” after 13 long years. He finished with a degree in Bachelor of Education Studies Major in Instructional Design and Technology course. Congratulations, Sir Paul!