Oops - you are too young to attend university!


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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  • helloMonday, May 16, 2016 at 4:43 am
    he should be able to go
    • cdeqsxiSunday, May 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm
      im behind you
      • UnfairThursday, May 5, 2016 at 3:23 pm
        Any kid who is smart enough to go to university, 18 or not, should by all means be able to attend it.
        • ms10753
          ms10753Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm
          High Five!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        • wierd kidTuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:27 am
          what let him go in he passed those people are mean
          • s1658233
            s1658233Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3:50 pm
            that is terrible he passed he should attend
            • ms10753
              ms10753Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:01 pm
              BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • nahWednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:02 am
              no thanks
              • SodajackTuesday, April 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm
                • razor girlTuesday, April 26, 2016 at 4:47 am
                  no younger kid should go to collegde seriously
                  • iturtle
                    iturtleThursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm
                    no you should pursue your dreams no matter your age.
                    • ms10753
                      ms10753Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:02 pm
                      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am with you iturtle!!!!!!!!!!
                  • mannerss
                    mannerssFriday, April 22, 2016 at 8:51 pm
                    I agree that he should be let in, but it's just age problem. Would you like a 5th grade judge handling your case?
                    • specialist
                      specialistFriday, April 22, 2016 at 7:42 pm
                      I've always been the smartest kid in all my classes. I'm not trying to boast or brag, but I'm not kidding.