The most unusual 2016 gaokao candidates

Updated: 2016-06-08 12:13


The most unusual 2016 <EM>gaokao </EM>candidates

Luo Xiaoyan, a 44-year-old gaokao candidate who wants to encourage his son through taking the national exam one year ahead of him, waves towards friends before entering into the exam site in Chongqing municipality, June 7, 2016. [Photo/IC]

Father,44, encourages son by taking gaokao

A father from Southwest China's Chongqing municipality made a comeback in the 2016 gaokao 28 years after he took it the first time and after he had already been admitted to a university.

Luo Xiaoyan, who currently teaches Chinese in a primary school in Chongqing, said that he did it all for his son, a student dreading next year's gaokao.

"As a middle-aged man who has been away from high school for 28 years, I still have the courage to attend the gaokao once more. How come he, a student with 18 years of academic preparation can't overcome the barrier?" Luo asked.

He wants to inspire his son in this way.

The 44-year-old Luo was admitted by Southwest Normal University after his original gaokao, and the university has merged with another university to become Southwest University in 2005.