Liu Yanbing receives admission ticket of a catch-up exam. (Photo/Xinhua)
The bravery of Liu Yanbing, a high school student who missed this year's national college entrance exam after being injured while stopping a knife attack, has attracted the attention of China's top institution, Tsinghua University, and 10 other higher-education colleges.
Liu will be given the chance to attend Tsinghua's independent recruitment if his grades at a catch-up exam reach his hometown Jiangxi province's first standard score, a bottom score line required by first-level colleges in China, according to Yu Han, director of admission at Tsinghua University.
Education authorities in Jiangxi province will organize a separate college entrance exam for two high school students who were injured while stopping a knife attack on a bus.
The students failed to take the national college entrance exam, which started on Saturday, because they are still recovering from their injuries.
Liu Yanbing and Yi Zhengyong, both students at Yichun No 3 Middle School in Yichun, Jiangxi province, were injured on May 31 while trying to stop a man who was hacking passengers with a knife on a bus, Xinhua reported.
Liu suffered serious injuries to his back and head while trying to take the knife. Yi, who yelled for other passengers to help stop the attack, suffered injuries to one of his hands.
A suspect, a 26-year-old local villager, was detained by police two days after the incident.