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Student who writes with leg given extra time for exams

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Last year, an amputee who "wrote too slowly with his foot" did not manage to finish his examination paper.

But now, he will be given extra time to complete his college entrance examinations.

Peng Chao, 20, from Panzhihua city, Southwest China’s Sichuan province, lost both his arms when he was six after suffering severe electric shock.

Following the accident, he trained himself to write with his right foot.


Due to intense competition, Peng did not get into the three universities he had applied for last year.

“I could not finish the test last year as I wrote too slowly with my foot,” he said.

A determined Peng then applied for more time to finish his papers and local authorities approved the request.

Besides giving him an extra 36 minutes for a two-hour paper, he will also be provided with a specially designed seat and desk.

Sources: South China Morning Post, Shanghai Daily