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Pioneer JC student overcame family difficulties to score in A-level exams

He repeated his first year in JC, but didn't give up

Published on Mar 4, 2014 9:14 AM
Pioneer Junior College students Nur Farhana Abdul Rahman, 18, and Yeo Shao Qi, 20, both scored four As for their A levels. Shao Qi's teachers rallied behind him, giving him extra lessons and even delivering lunch for him. -- ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Yeo Shao Qi's parents got divorced when he was just 10.

His father later suffered from depression and his grandmother became ill.

He also had to give Chinese tuition and sell IT products when he was in junior college to help his mother, who works in a supermarket, with household expenses.

As a result, the Pioneer Junior College (PJC) student could not concentrate in school and had to repeat his first year in JC.

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