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Friday, November 11 2005, 07:47PM

My education.

For a while now, I've really been thinking about my education and the state of things as they are now.
I've felt unhappy about my education for 4 years now, knowing what I really want to do is software development (which I've been doing for over 7 years now), but being stuck on such a low level of education (currently: MBO 3).
The level of education that's on is HBO which requires a student to either have certain level education (still above mine), or be 21 (and I'm currently 19).

So far this year I've been slacking off a lot, so much, in fact, that I'm not sure whether or not I'm even going to complete this level of education.
And it's not because it's tough on me or anything, in fact, it's the exact opposite: it's way too easy.
I've had the exact same assignments last year and the year before that and I'm still not learning anything new!

I've talked to my dean in regards to having my current education sped up substantially but he keeps suppressing me and tells me I won't make it on higher grounds (which is absolute bullshit because I lack the competence, mentality and most importantly: knowledge).

Today I've visited an Open Day on the Haagse Hogeschool in Den Haag to have a glimpse of where I'd really want to be.
I visited the IT presentation there which gave me a real satisfaction.
This is where I want to be, this is what I want to do, this, is what I've been doing for the last five years now!
I'm certain I can fit in easily and not have many problems adjusting!

I asked the person who gave the presentation (and afterwards a dean on the school who told me the exact same thing) if I could apply anyway despite my age and level of education, to which they said I couldn't because they're bound by legal rules, so they couldn't grant any form of special entry.

I'm going to have a talk with my dean again next week and see what he can tell me now that I know exactly where I want to be.

If he can't help me (as he stated before) and I'm forced to just stick to what I'm doing now, I'll be sure to keep slacking for the rest of the year and maybe even flunk out.
But I really couldn't care less.

If it comes to that, I'll wait until I'm 21 and apply for it anyway.

Agilo

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