- Tram Ho
In 2020, the world media will pay special attention to a young girl living in New Zealand. That was Vicky Ngo Ngoc – a Vietnamese prodigy. That year, she was only 13 years old and was accepted into the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), even pursuing two majors: math and finance.
Vicky Ngo Ngoc – a 13-year-old Vietnamese prodigy is a university student pursuing two difficult majors
However, it was Vicky Ngo Ngoc’s excessive intelligence that was the source of the trouble. She is currently in danger of being deported, just because she is too smart for her age.
The New Zealand Ministry of Education had to use the country’s current Education Act to specifically allow 18-year-old students to be admitted to her case. In the pursuit of studying, the child student plans to graduate at the age of 15.
“Vicky is an excellent student, and based on the current credit registration process, she will finish her degree next year and will attend the graduation ceremony in the winter of 2022, at the age of 15,” – Representative said AUT.
Auckland University of Technology where Vicky is studying
But her excessive intelligence was the source of trouble. The fact that she completed her studies too soon accidentally failed to meet New Zealand’s postgraduate settlement requirements. It is known that only people over the age of 18 can apply for a graduate visa for international students in New Zealand.
It is for this reason that Vicky’s mother – who adopted her from a poor family in Vietnam is now very worried by the prospect of separation, when she is forced to return home. However, according to AUT University, they believe that Vicky’s case deserves an exception.
“Although the school can not interfere in the civil rights process, but we believe Vicky is a good enough and special candidate for the New Zealand Immigration to consider,” – the representative of the school shared.
Simon Laurent – an immigration consultant, said Vicky’s mother (not wanting to disclose his name) came to him for advice. “There are always exceptions, and nothing prevents the regulator from issuing a visa. That’s what we will try to do,” – Laurent said.
“I told Vicky’s mother in advance that I can’t guarantee the results, but if we want to, we’ll try.”
Laurent believes that the advantage in Vicky’s case is “the little girl’s story is unknown, and it is being talked about by the press”. Currently, he is waiting for the ministry’s instructions to take the next steps, and has yet to submit any visa applications to the ministry.
As for Vicky’s mother, she said it really would be unfair if Vicky was punished – in this case deportation – just for being too smart for her age.
Information about the incident will be updated in the near future.
Source : Genk