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Despite sharp enrollment cuts, the number of teachers trained every year is still far higher than demand, as the Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) lacks control over hiring at the local level. 

Student enrollment drops amid tuition increases

As many as 352,000 students passed exams to enter universities in the first enrollment period, but only 242,000 students have turned up to start school, while 110,000 students have rejected the opportunity. 

Education Ministry urged to reconsider high school exam questions

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) said it disagrees with education experts who believe that questions on this year’s high school final exams were too easy. 

High-scoring students rejected by their chosen university, enrollment scheme blamed

Even with a 29 score for three exam subjects (each on a 10-point scale), many students have not been accepted by the schools they chose, leading to questions about the fairness of the enrollment scheme.

Teachers pleased with new general education curriculum

VietNamNet Bridge - The newly released version of the general education curriculum has been applauded by teachers, who say that it is more explicit and more practical.

Education Ministry urged to reconsider 2-in-1 exam

VietNamNet Bridge - Analysts say that nearly 100 percent of students can pass the new 2-in-1 exam, which indicates it is ineffective.

Floor mark hits record high, race to colleges will be fierce

VietNamNet Bridge - The floor mark of 15.5 that the Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) has set for this year’s enrollment season is the highest threshold set since the ministry began organizing national high-school final exams.

Overseas Vietnamese students earn big money by trading goods

VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese students studying overseas spend their free time collecting discounted goods and shipping the goods to clients in Vietnam.

Education Ministry, students argue about exposing exam scores on internet

VietNamNet Bridge - The publicizing of students’ exam scores on websites became a hot topic on social media after a university lecturer criticized the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) for violating citizens’ privacy.

Too many 10/10 scores at finals: are exam question too easy?

Reports from 63 local education departments show there are thousands of 10/10 scores at the high school finals, an ‘abnormally’ high number compared with 68 exam papers which had a 10/10 score last year.

School and exam scores different as day and night

Parents cannot understand why their children do very well in school, but have low scores at national exams. Analysts blame the disparity on the so-called achievement disease.

Vietnam’s education has changed, but progress remains slow

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has kicked off plans to reform the national educational system, but considerable progress has not been made.

Education Ministry's survey shows weaknesses of non-state universities

A report by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) about the status of non-state universities is nothing new, but the schools complain they are at a disadvantage compared with state-owned schools.

Secondary school students under pressure to pass high-school entrance exam

Fifty-thousand secondary school graduates in Hanoi and HCMC will not have be able to enroll in state-owned high schools this year, creating intense competition among students for seats at state-owned schools. 

Children more dependent as parents become overly protective

VietNamNet Bridge - As there are many adverse factors in society, many Vietnamese parents tend to protect their children in unreasonable ways. 

Public critical of student who dreams of $2,000 salary after graduation

The story about a third-year university student who asked company executives what she needed to do to earn a salary of $2,000 after she graduates has stirred controversy among the public.

Students have few close friends, little social responsibility: survey

Female students at universities have fewer close friends than male students (47.6 percent vs 61.4 percent), while students have fewer close friends than their grandparents and parents. 

How will universities shorten their training time?

The proposed reduction in training time at universities cannot be easily applied at all schools and in all majors. Medical students, for example, may have to spend more time at school.

Students complain about excessive number of competitions

VietNamNet Bridge - Many of the dozens of competitions at schools are not needed, say students. 

Students hurry to prepare for multiple-choice math exam

VietnamNet Bridge - Worried about the new form of exam questions, students rush to exam preparation centers to practice the skills of solving multiple-choice exam questions. Exam preparation centers have been increasing in number.