VietNamNet Bridge – In thoughts of many people, those who come first at the university entrance exams, must be the “bookworms,” or the children of well-off families which can fund expensive learning courses. However, many of them indulge in pleasures and the others are from very poor families.
Than Thi Thu, who came first at the entrance exam to the Da Nang University
The student who prefer pleasure to learning
Nguyen Kim Phuong, a math majoring student of the Thang Long High School for the gifted in Da Lat City, introduced herself as the person who prefers pleasure to learning.
Tuyen, the mother of Phuong, also confirmed that her daughter likes playing and she usually has to remind the girl to review lessons.
Phuong said she only spends one hour in the evening to review lessons, while she spent the other time on playing. She likes playing games, watching cartoons and reading books. On weekend, Phuong goes out with friends to relax herself instead of staying at home and getting absorbed in work.
However, Phuong is clever and she listens to the parents. And she has come first at the entrance exam to the HCM City Medical and Pharmaceutical University with 30/30 marks.
Phuong said coming first at the exam was a nice surprise to her. Though Phuong was always an excellent student, she never topped the class before. The most outstanding character of the girl is that she can arrange time for both learning and playing.
Phuong not only came first at the exam to the university, but she also got 25/30 marks from the entrance exams to the Mathematics Faculty of the HCM City University of Education. Phuong introduces herself as a “normal person” with no special ability. However, in fact, she has firm knowledge foundation, follows logical way of thinking instead of trying to learning by heart.
When asked why Phuong decided to attend the exam to the medical school, she said that her mother, who is working for the preventive medical center in Lam Dong province, advised her to become a doctor. Besides, Phuong really wants to follow the mother’s career.
The first laureate who has a special mother
When Tien was born, her mother passed away. Three years later, his father got married for the second time. Therefore, the boy has been living with the aunt, who has been staying single to grow Tien.
And the effort of the special mother has been awarded: Tien has come first at the C-group entrance exam to the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanity (C-group students have to attend the literature, history and geography exams).
Hon, the special mother of Tien, said she is now happier than ever when hearing that the nephew has got high marks from the most important exams in his life. She said that she decided to stay single to spend all her time to grow the boy, the son of the lovely younger sister, who died of the metrorrhagia after giving birth at the age of 28.
Tien has been growing up together with the aunt, who had to work hard to earn little money, but he was not emotionally deprived, even though she had no mother.
The female student whose father is a pedicab driver
Than Thi Thu has come first at the C-group entrance exam to the Da Nang University of Education, even though Thu never attended the exam preparation classes.
Thu did not go to the classes simply because she did not have money to pay for the tuitions. On summer days, when other students enjoy the holiday, Thu still has to work hard: she sells coffee to earn money which she would need when leaving for the city to study at the university.
The most valuable assets of Thu and her parents are the small TV, two bicycles and an old pedicab.
The pedicab is the bread earner of Thu’s family. Every day, Thu’s father, 45, who suffers from mental diseases, still has to drive pedicab to earn some money to feed himself and the children.
Compiled by C. V