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University janitor graduates with honours
Montenegrin man earns classics degree from New York's Columbia University after 12 years of study.
Last Modified: 14 May 2012 12:08

A janitor working at Columbia University in New York City has graduated from the school with a classics degree with honours.

It took Gac Filipaj 12 years to achieve his dream, often working all day and studying all night.

Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane has his story.

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