The dad, who left school after his Junior Certificate, said he was inspired to sit his exams because he wanted to show his son the value of an education.
“After leaving school I got a job in Tesco and over the years I trained as a part-time fireman. Although I was promoted and getting on okay, I did feel like something was missing.
“It was when my son Fionan (2) was born it really made me think about education again. I wanted him to value education and I knew that if he ever wanted to leave school he would just look at me and say ‘Well, it turned out okay for you, Dad’. I wanted to be able to show how important education is in life,” he said.
Fionan was just two weeks old when Frank began attending classes with the aim of sitting his Maths and English exams in June 2016, which …
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