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All six students who are all 10th graders from Hanoi have won medals, including one silver and five bronze, at the 20th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) in Thailand.
The Ministry of Education and Training has just issued a decision promulgating a training and certificate granting programme for foreigners teaching English language at foreign language and information technology centres in Vietnam.
The 32nd Vietnam Student Olympiad in Informatics (OLP) and the 2023 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia opened in the central city of Hue on December 6.
The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) received a certificate from France’s High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) for meeting its standards on December 1.
As of 2025, high-school students will take only four graduation tests as opposed to five or six as seen in previous years, announced the Ministry of Education and Training on November 29.
It is expected that by 2030, Vietnam will have 260 university students per 10,000 people.
Private schools are racing to open new majors and find ways to increase enrolment quota as much as possible to increase revenue; thus, the government should work to protect academic values from excessive commercialization.
The Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) has funded facilities and equipment worth VNĐ300 million (US$12,000) for Korean language smart study (KLaSS) – the Korean language digital education project at the Da Nang-based Dong A University.
A team from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho won the championship of the Global Robotics Games 2023 – an international competition for youngsters aged from 4-10 held by Singapore non-profit organisation Developing Innovative Youth (DIY).
STEM education has clearly had positive impacts in the local academic sphere, teachers say, but this is only the beginning of a challenging road.
Vietnam scored 505 out of 800, three points higher than last year and above the global average, keeping it in the “moderate proficiency” category along with 32 others, according to the EF English Proficiency Index (EPI) by Education First (EF).
The number of Vietnamese students makes for the fifth-largest group of foreign students in the United States, the same as the last academic year.
Vietnamese students brought home four major prizes at the 2023 World Robot Olympiad which was recently held in Panama, according to the Embassy of Denmark, an organizer of the Vietnam ROBOTACON contest.
Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son said Vietnam is lacking 127,583 teachers and the figure has been increasing. As many as 17,278 teachers had resigned as of September 2023.
Currently, there are three sets of textbooks approved by the Ministry of Education and Training for use in schools. However, the evaluating and editing of the textbooks showed shortcomings, leading to errors in 18 textbooks’ content.
Around 40,000 Vietnamese people go abroad to study each year, a 2.5-fold increase compared to the figure before 2013.
The proportion of university students in STEM-related fields is relatively low compared to other countries in the region and Europe.
Hanoi’s education is experiencing difficult days. The land bank is not large enough for building new schools, while unreasonable policies are causing a teacher shortage.