return icon

Helpful boy passes tough competition to medical university

A medical university has offered free training to a student in Thanh Hoa Province after his moving story of helping a disabled friend at school was shared.

Ngo Minh Hieu had helped taken his disabled friend Nguyen Tat Minh to school for 10 years.


Answering questions from the media on October 6, Ngo Minh Hieu, 18, said that he had received the offer from the Thai Binh Medical University and he decided to study there.

Hieu and his close friend Nguyen Tat Minh were classmates at secondary school and high school. They grew up together in a poor village in the northern central province of Thanh Hoa. The boys were famous in the area not only thanks to their excellent performance at school but also because of their close relationship. Minh was disabled and Hieu had helped take him to school for over 10 years.

The two friends tried a lot in their study and they both got high scores at the national high school graduation exams this year. The disabled boy Minh won a place at the prestigious Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Hieu, although got higher scores than Minh failed to be admitted to the Hanoi Medical University which is always the country's toughest place to get into with almost top marks.

Nguyen Tat Minh wins a place at the prestigious Hanoi University of Science and Technology.


Hieu's scores are 0.25 below the required admission scores of Hanoi Medical University, but his scores are accepted by many other universities including the Thai Binh Medical University.

The story of Hieu and Minh has received lots of attention from the public many of whom have called on the Hanoi Medical University to give Hieu a priority because he was a "special" man.

"Hieu already has a very kind heart that every doctor needs to have," a reader shared a comment on a story about the two friends. "His scores were also excellent, just a little bit below the requirement but I think the Hanoi Medical University should take him as a special case."

Responding to the public's comments and opinions about the case, rector of the Hanoi Medical University, Prof. Ta Thanh Van said that he was moved by Hieu's kindness and appreciated his scores, but the school should be fair to other students.

"The score difference of a 0.25 mark seems small but it is really big in the tough competition at our school," he said. "If we admitted Hieu, hundreds of other students would lose their chance and I think this is not fair for them. There are other good medical schools that admit his scores, and I'm sure that with his efforts, I can surely be trained into a good doctor."

Hieu said that he is happy to study at Thai Binh Medical University and is preparing to arrive at the school on October 10.

"I'm confident that I can study well and realise my dream of becoming a good doctor in the future here," he said. "I am just feeling a bit sad because Minh and I can’t study in the same city as we had planned. "I’m now far from Minh and cannot help him if he needs me." Dtinews

Cursing in school: are teachers giving in to students?

Cursing in school: are teachers giving in to students?

Schools have been trying to prevent students from using foul language, and have even released regulations, but with little success.


Big bosses lose billions of dollars

Several businessmen have built a fortune over the last decade, but their ambition of obtaining growth at lightening speed has caused their assets to drop dramatically.

Vietnam Airlines operates special flight on first anniversary of VN-US direct flight

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the non-stop flight between Vietnam and the US, Vietnam Airlines  provided a special flight with surprises for passengers on the evening of November 26.

Industry in need of strategic links

With not everyone in Vietnam’s industrial landscape yet recovering from 2021’s troubles, many groups have no choice but to move from low-cost production to manufacturing higher-value products.

Cherry blossoms attract tourists to Sapa

Cherry blossoms have been in full bloom in the tourist town of Sapa, attracting lots of visitors.

President to pay State visit to RoK next week

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse will pay a state visit to the Republic of Korea from December 4-6.

Fansipan among five top destinations for mountain trekking at year-end

Renowned tourism website Women's Weekly of Singapore has named Fansipan among the leading five destinations to visit for mountain trekking at the end of the year, with the website noting the Vietnamese mountain’s impressive views.

Dortmund chiefs predict bright future for VN football

Although this was only a friendly game with many of the German stars absent from the starting eleven due to the Qatar World Cup, the victory gave the Bundesliga team food for thought about Vietnamese players.

International designers dazzle fashion fans in Hanoi

International designers left a deep impression on fans of fashion in Hanoi with hundreds of fascinating designs presented at the Aquafina VN International Fashion Week (AVIFW) Fall/Winter 2022.

Monthly Government meeting focuses on year-end key tasks

The Government has established working groups on liquidity and currency, the real estate market and corporate bonds led by deputy prime ministers to stabilise these markets.

Vietnam to reduce environmental impact of textile-garment industry by 2030

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) has set a goal of helping Vietnam's textile and garment industry be more environmentally friendly by 2030.

Property brokers no longer manipulate prices as buyers become more cautious

As buyers have become more aware and careful about shady practices, real estate brokers have not been able to sell properties at prices much higher than their real value.

Hanoi to turn middle alluvium ground into park

One more park has been designed for Hanoians. However, it is still unclear when the project will appear, as a number of other projects are still on paper or pending.

Asian investors eye more M&A opportunities in Vietnam

Investors from Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), and Singapore are looking for more potential merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in Vietnam, pinning high hopes on the long-term growth prospects of the market.

Vietnam's fishery exports exceed 10 billion USD in 11 months

Fishery exports reeled in 10.14 billion USD as of November this year, up 27% annually, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

HCM City want foreign doctors to be fluent in Vietnamese

The HCM City Department of Health has just proposed that foreign doctors should be fluent in Vietnamese if they want to work in the country.