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An 81 year old man from Sichuan has become the oldest student ever awarded a junior college diploma by the University of Sichuan, after beginning his studies nearly two decades ago.
Zhang Bing, who used to work in the Sichuan bureau of prisons, received the qualified transcripts and graduation certificate from Sichuan Education Examinations Authority, Chengdu Business Daily reported Tuesday. He has accomplished more than 200 units of papers among over 60 exams in 20 years of college study.
Zhang was taken to hospital by overloaded study and shortage of resting before the examination, and was awarded as top ten moved figures in Guangyuan, Sichuan.
Zhang suffered a stroke shortly before his final exams, which doctors believe was brought on by exhaustion, but the old man didn’t stop studying, taking a Company Law textbook into the hospital with him.
Zhang is currently preparing for his next stage of study – obtaining a bachelor degree within 5 years.