Timmy

To fulfill his dream of studying in university, Liang co

ntinued to take the gaokao test from 1987 to 1991 every year, but every time he faile

d. In 2001, China canceled the age limit on gaokao test-takers, and Liang took the test in 2002.

When his business on construction materials reached a level of s

elf-sufficiency in 2010, he returned and continued to take the test every year since.

Liang scored a 453 in 2016 and a 469 in 2018 — good enough marks to be enrolled by a university — but he gave up the opportunity.

Liang said he felt great pressure from outside as some people questioned his beha

vior, but added he dreamed of being enrolled at a university with a good study environment, not just to get a diploma.

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