A 50-year old employee pass the SSLC exam in Tamil Nadu

Posted By: PTI

Age no bar for quest for knowledge

Erode: In a proof that age is no bar for the pursuit of knowledge, a 50-year old employee of the Highways Department in Tamil Nadu has passed the SSLC examination along with his teenaged son in Gobichettipalayam here.

Gunasekaran, a road worker of the department, and his son Tamizh, a class X student of Government Higher Secondary School at Polavakalipalayam, appeared as private and regular candidate respectively in this year's SSLC examination, results of which were declared on 23rd May 2014.

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The father passed with 234 marks out of 500 while his son secured 459 marks, officials said.

Gunasekaran, a middle school drop out, said he had cleared the eighth standard examination also as a private candidate a few years ago.

The man said he would also write the Class XII examination after two years along with his son as he wanted to improve his prospects for promotion.


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