Oops - you are too young to attend university!


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Eight-year old Joao Victor Portelinha de Oliveira, who lives in Brazil, really wants to be a Federal Judge. He wants it so bad that he decided to sit for a law school entrance exam this year and see how he did. To his amazement, he not only passed the exam with flying colors, but also received an admission letter to attend a private university - The Univesidade Paulista.

However when Joao showed up on the first day of school with his dad, he was told - oops we made a big mistake! In order to attend the university, Joao has to first graduate from high school.

His parents are of course very proud of his achievement, though a little disappointed that Joao didn't even get to see the university campus.

They say that while Joao is smart and two classes ahead of this age in school - he is by no means a boring genius. He is just a normal boy who loves to read and study but also has lots of fun with his friends. The University said that Joao's performance was amazing, especially given his age. Joao found the test quite easy, saying he had only prepared for it the week before.

While Joao is certainly a very smart child, the Brazilian Bar Association is a little worried that maybe the standard of admission in some of the private law schools may be too low - and have started an investigation. Meanwhile, Joao is back in his fifth-grade class, still dreaming of his future as a Federal Judge.

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