return icon Vietnamnet.vn

“Invisible” waste in training at Vietnam’s universities

VietNamNet Bridge - Only 40 percent of university students understand what they should do in school to obtain high results and find good jobs, a survey has found.

VietNamNet Bridge - Only 40 percent of university students understand what they should do in school to obtain high results and find good jobs, a survey has found.


{keywords}

Only 40 percent of university students understand what they should do in school




A research team headed by Nguyen Dang Minh from Hanoi National University recently announced the results of its study on students’ psychology and readiness in learning and training.

The survey of 300 university students and graduates from 1-3 years ago was conducted through questionnaires. The students were from 50 universities throughout the country.

Only 19 percent of students could show they understood the significance of scientific research. The most common answer was that research is not a compulsory curricular activity and students only have to do this when they are requested by schools or lecturers.

The surveyors also had in-depth interviews with administrators, senior managers and education experts at 10 universities and managers at 20 enterprises about the qualifications of new graduates.

Many students are not aware of the importance of attending classes and doing home exercises, as well as the method to do these in the most effective way. 

When asked about the issue, only 60 percent of students said the activities are significant, while 40 percent said the time spent on classes and on doing home exercises was not as important.

Regarding research, only 19 percent of students could show they understood the significance of scientific research. The most common answer was that research is not a compulsory curricular activity and students only have to do this when they are requested by schools or lecturers. Some students even said this is a complex and time consuming activity.

The survey also found that students follow each other in participating in extracurricular and social activities. Students want to spend more time on extracurricular activities than on scientific research. 

Most students only listed the activities they had participated in, and did not show the way they approached the activities to obtain useful knowledge and skills.

Up to 80 percent of students realized the importance of learning about careers which they wanted to pursue in the future. 

However, only 47 percent of students said they need to do this. 78 percent of students found it necessary to attend training courses on soft skills, such as presentation skills, sale skills and teamwork skills, while only 22 percent thought they needed to practice specific skills suited to their future jobs.

Some human resources experts, when interviewing new graduates, found that students only like to learn about marketing and finance, while they have no interest in macroeconomy, microeconomy and laws, saying that the subjects are not necessary and useless for their future jobs.

In general, university graduates still cannot satisfy the requirements of employers. Some foreign invested enterprises in Vietnam said the capability of solving problems and professional tasks are below the average level and that high spending on education was being wasted.


RELATED NEWS

Students battle for high school spots

Students prepare for this year’s tough high school entrance exams


Thanh Lich

MORE NEWS

70-year-old publishing industry tries to catch up with rest of the world

Tran Chi Dat, Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Information and Communications Publishing House, says that e-books and other modern publishing models are now giving more choices to readers in accessing content.

Vietnam's first monkeypox patient tests negative, symptoms disappearing: hospital

The patient, a 35-year-old woman who return from Dubai, is no longer suffering from fever, while the blisters on the face, hands and feet have dried up, peeled off and new skin is forming, said the doctors treating her.

Largest-ever Vietnamese rock concert to hit stage in HCM City

Leading rock bands and singers from across the country are set to perform in the World Rock Vietnam concert which will get underway on December 10 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam to impose temporary anti-dumping duties on Chinese tables, chairs

Vietnam will impose temporary anti-dumping duties on some table and chair products originating from China, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade has said.

More former officials arrested over repatriation flights bribery scandal

Three more people, including two former diplomatic officials, have been arrested for their involvement in a bribery case at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Consular Department.

Vietnam to send two football teams to AFF Club Championship 2023

Vietnam will send two clubs to the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Club Championship 2023, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).

ST24, ST25 rice trademarks protected in Australia

Australian Intellectual Property (IP Australia) has officially issued trademark protection certificates to three brands of ST24 and ST24 rice produced by Ho Quang Tri Private Enterprise.

Retail stocks with positive outlook

Retail stocks, in general, are expected to produce positive business results this year, especially in the third quarter.

Artificial Intelligence applied to weather forecasting in Vietnam

The Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration has applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) in hydrometeorology monitoring and forecasting, making typhoon and torrential rain prediction more accurate.

Visiting Quang Tri to enjoy its speciality: bun chat chat

Mussel vermicelli in Quang Tri’s Mai Xa Village has been recognised as one of the top 100 of Vietnam’s outstanding specialties.

Detective genre makes steady literary comeback

The detective genre is undergoing a literary renaissance in Vietnam.

Only 1.7 million foreign arrivals to VN first 9 months

The number of foreign travelers to Vietnam was 1.65 million in January-September 2022, while the yearly target is 5 million, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Authority maintains tough stance on safety violations on Hanoi’s “railway café street”

The Vietnam Railway Authority has insisted that it will take a hard line on railway traffic safety violations along Hanoi’s popular "railway café street" sketching across the inner districts in its recent report to the Ministry of Transport.

Vietnam out of Asian Futsal Cup after losing to Iran in quaterfinals

Vietnam ended their journey at the AFC Futsal Asian Cup 2022 in Kuwait after losing 8-1 to powerhouse Iran in the quarter-finals.

Foreign hi-tech firms expand investment in Vietnamese market

Molex, the world’s leading supplier of connectors and interconnect components, has unveiled its ambitions to expand its existing manufacturing plant in the Vietnamese market by developing its plant in Hanoi.
back_to_top