According to the South China Morning Post, the most famous contestant of this year’s college entrance exam in China (commonly known as Gaokao) failed again. This is the 26th time.
That is Mr. Liang Shi, 55 years old, residing in Sichuan, China. This particular candidate got a total score of 428/750 and could not get into Sichuan University as expected. Sichuan University is one of the most prestigious universities in China, requiring a minimum score of 605.
The Chinese college entrance exam (Gaokao) is considered to be one of the most stressful and difficult exams in the world.
Liang Shi is the fourth child in a family of five brothers in Sichuan province. His parents wanted their children to go to college, but no one did. In 1983, Liang Shi took the college entrance exam for the first time. But since then, he has failed.
Mr. Liang Shi is the owner of a building materials trading company in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, but he is still determined to go to university. In total, he took the exam 26 times.
“Last year, I studied for 10 hours a day for the exam despite being distracted by work and family. I have just temporarily closed my business because I am currently facing many difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, I hope I can spend a lot of time preparing for next year’s exam,” said Mr. Liang Shi.
“See you next year” – the South China Morning Post shared.