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(China Plus) Accompanied by her parents, Zhang Yiwen, a 10-year-old girl from the city of Shangqiu, central China's Henan province, has now registered as a freshman at the Shangqiu Institute of Technology. Scoring 353 in this year's college entrance exams, Zhang Yiwen has been admitted to the School of Information and Electronic Engineering at the college, reports youth.cn.

Accompanied by her parents, Zhang Yiwen registers at the registration desk at Shangqiu Institute of Technology, central China's Henan province, Sept. 10, 2017. [Photo: youth.cn]

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Post time 2017-9-12 14:30:04 |Display all floors
What makes the story more interesting is that Zhang never went to public school.
Chinese children are usually required to go through 9 years of education in primary and junior high school, then finish high school before they're allowed to take the college entrance exams. Zhang Yiwen was home-schooled by her parents. Her father runs a local training school in Shangqiu.
The girl took the college entrance exam for the first time in 2016 as a 9-year old. However, she only managed a disappointing score of 172, so her parents decided to wait until this year to try again. While an obvious prodigy, her first attempt at entering college as a 9-year old was viewed by some as a stunt.
Despite this, 10-year old Zhang Yiwen is now starting a 3-year program majoring in electronic information and engineering. Although she has been accepted by a junior college, her father says he expects his daughter will eventually be able to transfer to a different school to get her PhD in the future.

Zhang Yiwen poses with her letter of admission at Shangqiu Institute of Technology, central China's Henan province, Sept. 10, 2017. [Photo: youth.cn]

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Post time 2017-9-12 14:50:42 |Display all floors
That is good for her. I hope she learns humility, modesty, and how to contribute back to society along the way.

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Post time 2017-9-12 15:37:13 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2017-9-12 14:50
That is good for her. I hope she learns humility, modesty, and how to contribute back to society alo ...

Contribute back to the society after being home schooled because the society couldn't provide education matching her capabilities. What did society provide to her? It sounds that her parents provided much more.

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Jaaja Post time: 2017-9-12 15:37
Contribute back to the society after being home schooled because the society couldn't provide educ ...

I see your point. My belief is that the elite of society must contribute and help others. Directly or indirectly, the elite benefits from society, otherwise where does the benefits come from? Can anyone gain or earn anything just by pure intelligence without interaction with society?

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Post time 2017-9-12 16:16:24 |Display all floors
I wouldn't say too young but she made it to college in this age .. I gotta say she is bravo ..

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huaqiao Post time: 2017-9-12 15:52
I see your point. My belief is that the elite of society must contribute and help others. Directly ...

Well, Chinese people believe that "elites" are privileged individuals that can enjoy everything that is denied others. Elites for example occupy the plummest jobs even when they are manifestly incapable. And many elites emigrate thanks to their academic degrees. After all, a university degree does not mean the owner of it is a genius. It merely means that he or she has paid the requisite sums of money to become a member of China's elite. These people don't contribute to society, they exploit it.

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