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The number of 12th graders registering to attend the entrance exams to universities has decreased since 2017.

Schools in Vietnam gear up for enrollment season

The 2019 enrollment season has started, with students registering applications for universities on April 1-20.

Grade inflation: when all Vietnamese students are considered “excellent”

VietNamNet Bridge - Le Quynh Hoa, a parent in Cau Giay, complained on her Facebook page that her son, a third grader, got a 9 and 10 score on nearly all of his school work and exams.

The greatest achievements in the education sector in 2018

Two of Vietnam’s universities were listed among top 1,000 best universities in the world, marking a milestone in Vietnam’s tertiary education. Vietnam also won high prizes at international competitions for general school students.

Social media posts contributing to physical abuse cases at schools

The police reported that over 2,000 school violence cases were discovered last year in Vietnam. However, only a few hundred cases were reported by the education sector.

Education Ministry still searching for the best questions for 2-in-1 exam

After the exam cheating scams in four provinces were discovered, MOET’s leaders admitted that the questions on the high school final exam were difficult for students.

Universities reluctant to make enrollment decisions on their own

VietNamNet Bridge - Most universities have rejected autonomy in enrollment decisions, saying it is too costly to organize entrance exams to select the best students. 

Vocational schools look forward to getting every student

While training divisions at universities are busy these days dealing with the high numbers of applications, enrollment officers at vocational schools are idle because of the lack of students. 

Exam cheating scandal shows dark side of Vietnam’s education

Commenting about the exam cheating scandal in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, education experts say it reflects the problems of an educational system which attaches too much attention to exam scores and degrees.

Education Ministry removes floor mark scheme, but vows to ensure student quality

As anticipated, soon after the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) removed the floor mark scheme, some universities decided to admit students who got only an 11 score on three exam subjects.

National high-school finals too costly: are they necessary?

VietNamNet Bridge - Nearly VND1 trillion is spent to organize national high-school final exams every year, a relatively high amount of money for Vietnam. 

Floor mark scheme for university no longer valid, student quality questioned

VietNamNet Bridge - Education experts have warned that university enrollment will be ‘in tumult’ this year as the floor mark scheme has been removed.

High-school finals: one exam, two purposes

While The Ministry of Education and Training insists on the 2-in-1 exam model, education experts doubt its feasibility, saying that it is unreasonable to merge two exams with different purposes – high school finals and university entrance exams.

Teachers, students say final exam questions too difficult

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has been criticized for including difficult questions on this year’s high school final exams, in contrast to last year when it faced criticism for easy questions. 

Education Ministry draws up exam scheme reform, then quickly recalls it

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) decision to withdraw an examination reform plan has posed a question about the ministry’s way of renovating education.

Education Ministry curtails teacher training as graduates flood market

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) estimates that 40,264 teachers will become redundant when Vietnam applies the new general education program.

Students losing sleep because of study demands

VietNamNet Bridge - A survey has found that 80 percent of students sleep less than seven hours a day.

“Teachers are afraid of parents”, educators say

VietNamNet Bridge - Many teachers complain of ‘monster-parents’ who deeply intervene in teachers’ education activities and complain about teachers.

More students apply to vocational school instead of university

While many universities complain they cannot find enough students, some vocational schools have unexpectedly filled enrollment, though they set relatively high exam score requirements.  

Will floor mark policy help improve teacher quality?

The Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) has vowed to improve the quality of teachers by setting up a minimum admission mark for pedagogical schools, but education experts do not think the measure will help.