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The fact that poor students have sent letters directly to ministers asking for help has raised controversy. Some show sympathy for the students, while others say the students are "faint-hearted". 

High schools struggle to prepare for new finals

VietNamNet Bridge - Teachers and students complain they only have eight months ahead to prepare for the 2017 high-school finals.

Parent creates a stir on internet with petition for her son

VietNamNet Bridge - “I write this letter to ask you, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the school, to allow my son to become a ‘bad student’ this academic year,” a letter posted on a personal Facebook reads.

Vocational schools unexpectedly attract more students

VietNamNet Bridge - While universities struggle to search for students for the new academic year, prestigious vocational schools have nearly fulfilled their enrollment plans. 

Should students help with cleaning tasks at school?

VietNamNet Bridge - A video filmed by a parent showing images of fourth and fifth graders carrying tables has been posted on the internet, causing controversy.

Many MA, bachelor degree graduates remain unemployed

VietNamNet Bridge - Nearly 200,000 workers with bachelor’s and master’s degree were unemployed as of the end of the second quarter of the year, as shown in MOLISA’s latest bulletin.

Raising tuition a thorny problem for universities operating autonomously

Raising tuition is necessary for state-owned universities that are operating autonomously in order to have enough funds to cover expenses and rid themselves of reliance on the state budget.  However, there is resistance to such increases.

Excellent students refused admission to university because of parents’ criminal records

VietNamNet Bridge - Should students be prevented from proving their ability at school if their parents committed crimes in the past?

How do Vietnamese universities rank on the world map?

VietNamNet Bridge - The latest ranking announced by Webometrics shows that many Vietnamese universities have fallen from their previous positions.

Educators divided on national high school finals

VietNamNet Bridge - Educators disagree on whether national high-school finals should be abolished. The exam cost a great deal of money and is seen as insignificant because more than 90 percent of students pass.

Low English scores indicate problems in teaching methodology

The quality of English teaching and learning at general schools has once again become a hot topic of discussion after MOET announced that students got an average of 3.3 marks out of 10 at the national high-school finals. 

Education Ministry asked to allow education departments to hold high-school finals

VietNamNet Bridge - Some educators believe it would be better to hold final examinations at cities and provinces and no longer organize a national high school final exam.

Police investigate video ridiculing national high-school finals

VietNamNet Bridge - The Thua Thien – Hue provincial Education and Training Department has asked the police to conduct an investigation into a video clip ridiculing the national high-school finals on the internet.

Second phase of bank restructuring process kicks off

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese commercial banks have started the second phase (2016-2020) of restructuring which sets higher requirements in settling existing problems and improving competitiveness.

More students apply to vocational schools

Going to university is no longer the only choice for Vietnamese high-school graduates. Thirty two percent of students don’t intend to continue at university.

Students take national highschool exams

Students took their first two national high school exams in mathematics and a foreign language.

Teachers promise not to open private classes if salary high enough

Analysts say they don’t believe the Ministry of Education and Training can prohibit private teaching unless the wage policy is adjusted and teachers’ salaries are high enough to cover their basic needs.

HCM City vows to stop private tutoring at school

VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City Party Committee has decided that private tutoring must stop at schools from the 2016-2017 academic year. Private tutoring will only be allowed at foreign language centers and non-school educational establishments. 

Good students do not apply for university, fear joblessness

VietNamNet Bridge - The high unemployment rate among university graduates has scared students. Many of them are not entering higher education though they have good marks.

Entrance to high schools for the gifted heats up

The high schools for the gifted in HCM City will enroll 2,295 students in the 2016-2017 academic year.