<p>Salinda Rangika ( MSc.(IT), BSc (SEng), OCPJP, OCPWCD ) Nalanda College, Colombo Software Engineer at Vertusa
It is advisable for anyone to sit for the A/L examination for the second time with the aim of entering the national universities after failing the first shy by a few marks. On the other hand, taking part in A/L without any guarantee of success is a complete waste of time. I entered the Wayamba University after passing my A/L in 2010 at the Nalanda College. However, I realised that I was engaged in something that I did not prefer. Accordingly, I stopped my studies at the University and decided to learn Java, a modern subject area. If I had remained at the University, I would have been a third year student but as I altered my pathway, I am currently a BSc and MSc holder. Additionally, I am a Software Engineer at Virtusa. According to my belief, it is better to follow a path that will take you to success more swiftly rather than facing the A/L examination for the second time.