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US university janitor earns Ivy League degree

Immigrant worked full-time and took free employee classes for 12 years to earn Classics degree with honours.

    Twenty years ago, Gac Filipaj came to the United States from war-torn Yugoslavia and found work as a janitor at New York's Columbia University.

    After 12 years of working full time and taking classes, which are provided free to employees, Filipaj is set to receive a Classics degree with honours.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from New York City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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