Former military officer gets master’s degree at 84

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/05
By: Hsu Chi-wei and Kay Liu

Taipei, June 5 (CNA) A former military officer graduated from Tamkang University’s Graduate

Wang Jung-ching (center front, Photo courtesy of Tamkang University)

Wang Jung-ching (center front, Photo courtesy of Tamkang University)

Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies Sunday, receiving his master’s degree at the age of 84.

Wang Jung-ching (王榮慶) received his diploma at a commencement ceremony Sunday, along with 40 others who also finished their studies at the graduate institute.

But Wang, who served in the military for over two decades and retired with the rank of colonel, caught more attention than others for overcoming the challenges for a man in his eighties to finish the course, such as language and computer skills.

One of the challenges, Wang told the university’s Tamkang Times, was Professor Ho Szu-yin’s (何思因) class on U.S. foreign policy, because it was taught in English.     [FULL  STORY]

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