At the end of 2012, I left the PLA troops stationed in Tibet I had served with for two years. I returned to my familiar, yet strange home. I didn’t feel myself because of my sudden departure from the stressful army life. As I was used to a low oxygen environment, I also felt drowsy all day. After staying at home for half a month, I came to Dongxing, a southern border city, following my parents’ advice.
A newspaper headline recently caught my eye. The article was regarding the “Unfavourable for Admission” policy regarding college entrance examinations during the eight years from 1958 to 1965.
For many years, I dreamt of attending university. Because my family was poor, I failed to attend college after the college entrance examination. After entering the workforce, I came to feel that my limited knowledge hampered my ability to fulfill employer’s needs . Thus the idea of reinventing myself came to me: perhaps the university dream should not turn into a lifelong regret.
On February 1, 2016, a commendation conference recognizing National Outstanding Migrant Workers and Advanced Units of Migrant Workers was held in Beijing. A total of 981 excellent migrant workers attended the meeting, including five Zhejiang Radio and Television University (Zhejiang RTVU) alumni, who have obtained new knowledge mastered new skills and became knowledgeable, innovative, technologically-gifted professionals after their studies at the RTVU.
Upon receiving a notice regarding essay competitions on “My Learning Story” and “My Teaching Story,” I hesitated for a long time. As a former student and current tutor at the Radio and Television University (RTVU), I pondered which topic I should choose: my learning story or my teaching story?