By Michael Evans.
A Nanjing university lecturer has become something of an internet celebrity after photos of him brandishing an AK-47 and other assault rifles in front of his class were posted online.
The class entitled “The Structure of Automatic Weapons” aims to teach students at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology how to handle and assemble a range of firearms from different countries. Attendance is strictly limited to students majoring in weapons manufacturing.
The teacher’s name has not been made public, and a profile in Nanjing’s Modern Express identified him only by the alias Wu.
The course has been warmly welcomed by students, many of whom say they never skip the class because it is so rare to have a chance to handle real guns.
Wu noted that the classroom’s 36 seats were all occupied by students, adding that although the two-hour class is over at 10 am, many students are reluctant to leave and often linger until noon.
The course is taught in a special classroom that has its own bathroom, which serves as a built-in safety precaution against students leaving with a gun under the pretense of using the lavatory.