A father and son plan to continue their educations after walking across the stage together to claim their degrees.
Earlier this month, thousands of graduates and their families packed into the BB&T Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Broward College’s graduation.
Among the sea of graduates was father and son Francis and Samson Fagunleka. The family moved to the United States from Nigeria six years ago.
Francis said education has always been a high priority for him and his children.
“I don’t want my children to be in the streets,” Francis told WSVN. “I want them to emulate successful people, and the only way for you to get there is through education.”
The two enrolled at the same time and both plan to continue on to Nova Southeastern University in the fall.
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