Failure a blessing

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 30 July, 2005, 12:00am

GUSTAVO WONG CHUN-KIT, 22, was kicked out of school after he failed his Chinese exam in Form Six. But looking back, Mr Wong considers this a blessing. 'I never enjoyed studying the subjects in Fifth and Sixth Form. I wanted to quit for a long time but I couldn't think of what I could do,' he said. After he left the school, Mr Wong discussed his options with his family and concluded that he should continue studying. He was accepted to study a one-year pre-associate degree at the Community College of the School of Professional and Continuing Education at the University of Hong Kong. After that, he pursued an associate degree in arts. Despite his failure in the regular schooling system, Mr Wong was able to work his way into university after completing his associate degree. He has just finished his second year as an arts student at the University of Hong Kong and hopes to pursue a master's degree in comparative literature. He said failure in a regular school system did not imply that he could not study well.




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