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An 82 year-old man participating in high school graduation examination

Jessica Nguyen

Jul 8, 2022

AN 82 YEAR-OLD MAN PARTICIPATING IN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION EXAMINATION: A SENIOR PARTICIPANT, “KNOWLEDGE IS NEVER ENOUGH”


This is not the first time that there are older candidates taking the high school graduating exam, but Mr. N.H.K (82 years old) is one of the few older candidates over 80 years old to take the graduation exams so far.

Mr.K attended the high school examination for the first time so he did not tell anybody in his family, but unexpectedly, it became a hot topic, an admirable example in the spirit of studiousness that spread to everyone at all ages.



(Photo from VOV)


He shared that because of some personal circumstances, he only graduated from secondary school, he then studied by himself, obtained a certificate of oriental medicine and has been working in the field for 30 years. But looking back, he thinks that he still has not learned everything he needs and he also wants to enroll at the Medical school of Hanoi’s Department of Health. Therefore, he signed up for a continuation class in supplementary school to participate in this year’s High school graduation exam.




Mr.K showed his exam attending card to reporters and shared that he was comfortable after completing his test (photo by Minh Thu)


His well-prepared spirit and heart has inspired many young people. Although he had to walk on crutches, it was a bit difficult to move but he arrived at the test site very early to prepare everything to take the exam. He joked “In the past, I didn’t study much so now I have to make up for it”. No matter how old you age, learning and self-development is something that never stops but must be continuously improved.


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