NGHE AN — A poor student from central Nghe An Province has captured the nation's imagination.
The youth, Nguyen Van Thuan, cycled 300km from Nghe An to Ha Noi to sit for his entrance university examination last week.
A local newspaper reported on Sunday that he left his home town in Yen Thanh District at 1pm and arrived in Ha Noi at 9:30am the next day.
Thuan travelled to the capital city despite his parents' objections.
They told him they could not afford paying for his tuition if he passed.
The student was fortunately offered free accommodation in Ha Noi by a local police officer, who later helped him finding a bus to get home after the exam. — VNS