A college in central China spent millions to buy super luxury cars, including a Ferrari and Porsche for only one purpose: to let students dismantle and reassemble as part of their studies.
According to the South China Morning Post (via the Wuhan Evening News), the Wuchang Polytechnic College spent CNY10 million (US$1.5 million) for the teaching of students majoring in repairing luxury cars.
The school also bought other renowned vehicle brands like Maserati, Landrover, and BMW for the purpose.
Liu Yuanjin, the teacher in charge of the course, was quoted as saying that the aim of the expensive purchases is to allow students to work on the vehicles and get a better understanding of their design.
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“To help students learn the abilities highly demanded by the market, our college has built a practice centre that occupies 4,600sq m,” Liu said.
On the first day of class on Tuesday, the cars were lined up on campus which caught the attention of other students.
One of them was Huang Chengcheng, a student majoring in urban engineering, who appeared impressed by the pricey vehicles.
“Do I still have the chance to change my course to repair cars?” he asked.