Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 478 – Everybody wants to be exchange students Part 3 of 3
“Director Niu, are you looking for me?”
“Feng Yu, please take a seat. Tea? Young men should prefer green tea? I will help you brew a cup.”
Feng Yu was confused. This Director Niu was the director of student affairs in the university. Why was he so polite? He must be up to something.
“Director Niu, I am not thirsty. What do you want to say? The school needs my help?” Feng Yu thought that this should be about money. The school should need some money. I can donate some money to the school, but it is not so easy to get my donation. I must see the rewards first.
“Feng Yu, you are the one who set up this exchange program with Hong Kong University?” Director Niu asked.
Feng Yu’s face changed. Huh? He was after my spot as an exchange student. I had warned the vice principal. You want to ignore my warnings?
“Yes, I am the one. What’s wrong?”
Hearing Feng Yu’s change of tone, Director Niu immediately explained: “Feng Yu, don’t be mistaken. I only wanted to ask if this exchange program’s duration can be changed from 1 academic year to 1 semester? This way we can send more students to Hong Kong, and we can improve the relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong. There are also other benefits……”
Director Niu said all sort of reasons and Feng Yu looked at him: “Are you done?”
Director Niu was embarrassed: “Feng Yu, if you help the school, the school will not forget you. When you graduate, we will reserve a place for you as a research student.”
“How about we let you continue your studies until you reach Ph.D.? You can choose to take whatever major you want!” Director Niu said.
“Director Niu, what is the purpose of studying in University? Learn a new skill? If you want to put it nicely, this is called contributing for the nation. But the basics are still learning a skill to survive in the workplace, or you can call it survival skills.” Feng Yu paused and pointed to himself. “Do you think I need these?”
Director Niu smiled. Although he does not know Feng Yu well, he knew that Feng Yu’s family was very wealthy. If not, how could Feng Yu donate so much money to repair and build the school’s stadium and library? Feng Yu had also provided the research funds for a lot of professors and research students. He had spent more than what the government spends on this university!
This type of household does not need to further their studies. Feng Yu must be studying management to take over his family business in the future. Also, Feng Yu did not take on any positions in the school. This means he was not interested in going into the government sector after he graduates. Director Niu does not know what could make Feng Yu changed his mind.
But Director Niu really needs more slots in this exchange program. If he could get 6 places, then his nephew could enter this program. It would be better if there were 7 spots.
“Feng Yu, the university had been taking care of you. You had been taking leave, and the school had never penalized you, right?”
Feng Yu glanced at Director Niu: “I had donated a few million to the school last year!”
“The school also did not fail you when you skip the exams for two elective modules.”
Feng Yu: “I had donated a few million to the school last year!”
“You do not return to your dormitory frequently and even drove to school. The school also did not do anything to you, right?”
Feng Yu: “I had donated a few million to the school last year!”
Director Niu was at a loss of words. Stop telling me that you had donated money to the school.
“Feng Yu, we will not touch your spot. We only request you to change the duration for the rest of the students from 1 year into semesters. If not, other people will not find trouble with you.” Director Niu continued to persuade Feng Yu.
Feng Yu raised his eyebrows: “Without me, there will be no exchange program!”
“Feng Yu, it is essential to maintain a good relationship with your fellow schoolmates. Many of the leaders’ children want to take part in this program. If you help them, they will not forget your help.”
“That’s why I left 3 places with the school. The school can use these 3 places to win favors with those leaders. But if you dare to touch my place, then I will stop this exchange program! I am able to set up this exchange program, I am also able to cancel it!” Feng Yu sneered.
Since the day Director Niu became the Director of Student Affairs, he had never been so frustrated. Since when he had to bow down to a student? Even those Leaders’ children speak to him with respect. It was because his words would affect the students’ future in their workplaces.
But this Feng Yu was different. He will not be interested in the school’s job posting. Those students from affluent families will not be interested in working in the government sector.
Director Niu had contacted Hong Kong University, and the other side refused to change the duration into semesters and increase the number of students. This was the reason why Director Niu came to look for Feng Yu. If not, he would never want to speak to him.
“Feng Yu, if you help the school this time, other than the core modules, you do not need to attend the rest of your lessons. You will still graduate with honors. Honor graduate is a prestigious title, and I believe your parents will be glad, right?”
This offer hits the spot. Feng Yu rubbed his chin and felt that his parents will be elated if they found out he graduate with honors. Also, he does not need to attend lessons so often. For a lazy person like him, this offer was very attractive!
“Fine. I will ask my friend to speak to Hong Kong University. I will not promise you anything. Actually, the school can also contact the universities in Taiwan and Macau. With Hong Kong University as precedence, those universities might be willing to partner with our school.”
“We have contacted them. But no students are willing to go there. Taiwan does not have a good relationship with us and Macau is a gambling city. The parents do not agree to send their children over to these places.”
Feng Yu lips twitched. It must be no students from the other universities were interested in coming over.
Three days later, Feng Yu received a call from Fu Guangzheng: “It’s settled. Why are you so troublesome? At first, you wanted the duration to be 1 year. Then you want to change it into semesters. But you still do not want to change all the spots into semesters. Your own place remained as 1-year duration, and the rest of the spots had to change into semesters. Didn’t you said that you have lots of connections in Beijing University?”
“How do I know there are so many government officials’ students in my school? If I do not help them, they will bear grudges against me, and our businesses might be affected. This way, they will owe me a favor, and maybe we might need their help in the future.”
That’s right. Feng Yu had asked Director Niu to tell those students that he was the one who helped them get a place in the program. Feng Yu was not the kind who wants to remain anonymous after helping others. The students’ parents were senior officials with the government, and Feng Yu remembered that one of them will be promoted to one of the top officials in China.
After the places of this exchange program was settled, the school started a short course to teach Cantonese and Hong Kong’s culture. Feng Yu had also attended this course to let those students know who they should thank.
Feng Yu had helped them, and he must make sure these students and their families were grateful to him!
After the course, all the students went out for dinner. Feng Yu was treating them. When making payments, a photo dropped out of Feng Yu’s wallet accidentally. All the students’ face changed.
It was the photograph of Feng Yu and the Chief Architect.
Because of their family backgrounds, these students were arrogant and prideful. But at that moment, all of their attitudes changed.
Even if these students do not become close friends like Master Lu and Feng Yu, they will never choose to offend Feng Yu in anyways!
Feng Yu thought that after this exchange program problem was settled, he would be able to relax for a while. But his VCD players got into trouble again.