VietNamNet Bridge – Disable, poor, unlucky students still try to attend the university entrance exams. The most valuable thing they bring with themselves to the exam rooms is the extraordinary courage.
The story about the “tiny” examinee – Agent Orange victim
| Ho Thi Ut Lan |
Ho Thi Ut Lan caught people’s special attention when she was present at a school to attend the entrance exam to the Da Nang University of Technology. Being an Agent Orange victim, Lan has a modest height of 1.15 meters. However, the tiny student has a very high eagerness for higher education.
Lan said she dreams of passing the exams to be able to follow university education, so as to get more knowledge and find jobs to earn her living.
When asked about the exams, Lan said she is not really satisfied with the math and chemistry exam works, and she is not sure if she can pass the exams. However, she said she would keep optimistic.
“If I fail, I would return home and review lessons again to prepare for the next year’s exams. I want to go to a university,” she said.
Traveling 300 kilometers on bicycle to the exam room
On the morning of July 3, a young man was seen riding on the Highway No. 1A, heading to Hanoi. Feeling tired, he stopped and dropped into a tea shop to ask for a glass of water. After taking a rest, he set off for Hanoi again.
He is Nguyen Van Thuan, a student who registered to attend the entrance exam to the land forces school. As Thuan did not have much money, he decided to ride bicycle to Hanoi.
Departing in Nghe An province at 1 pm, Thuan arrived in Thanh Tri district in Hanoi at 9.30 am of the next morning. As such, Thuan traveled 300 kilometers with just one bottle and glass and some loafs of pure bread. Thuan only has 30,000 dong in his pocket, the sum of money which is just enough to pay for a popular lunch in Hanoi.
Thuan planned everything for his trip to Hanoi: he would have bread for meals, drink boiled water and sleep in front of the school, under the lamp post.
However, Thuan did not fulfill his plan. A policeman, after hearing about Thuan’s conditions, decided to give urgent help to Thuan. He could sleep on a bed in a rental room and had rice for his meals.
Thuan said he is satisfied about the exam works, and he hopes he can pass the exams to fulfill his dream of studying further to be able to become a good citizen in the society.
Accident could not prevent female student from attending exam
Two days before leaving for school to attend the university entrance exams, Huynh Thi Hai Minh in Quang Nam province got a motorbike accident, which cut her hoof tendon. When she was hospitalized, the physicians told her that she needed urgent surgery.
After the surgery, Minh insisted on leaving the hospital to attend the university entrance exam. “Papa, I have to attend the exam, even if die,” she said to her parents.
Minh left the hospital with some pain relief tablets, serious wounds and the determination to attend the exams. And she solved the exam questions with leg in a plaster cast. Right after the exams, she left for the home village.
The student who went to school in a wheelchair
He is Ho Van Lai in Da Nang City, who intended to attend the exam to a university to study information technology. Lai could not walk on his foot, because he became disabled in his childhood from a mine accident.
Being a disabled, Lai never thought of giving up learning. Finishing high school, Lai is determined to follow higher education at universities.
“I have to make every effort to be able to study. I will never be discouraged,” he said.
Source: Dan tri, An ninh thu do