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VietNamNet Bridge - “Will you incite your child to fight back  if he is attacked first?” 

Only 69% of teachers of English meet standards

VietNamNet Bridge - The current teacher shortage and the high number of unqualified teachers have contributed to the failure of English teaching programmes at general schools.

Students take extra English classes as teaching methods in schools remain outdated

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has spent huge money to organize the teaching of English in the national educational system, but students are still taking classes outside the school.

Are teachers’ morals declining?

Six indecency and sexual abuse  cases in school have been discovered   within the last 15 months. But analysts believe the actual number of sexual assault cases is higher because many students and parents do not report them to the police.

Tertiary education: few programs meet standards

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese universities proceeded with accreditation plans in 2015, after the launch of a World Bank project in 2005. 

Quality physical education at schools difficult to obtain without more funds

VietNamNet Bridge - Replying to criticism, educators said that with a lack of money, facilities, teachers and curricula, ensuring high quality physical education was an impossible goal.

Vietnamese students shun physical education classes

The Ministry of Education & Training has announced the new general education program with detailed curricula for 27 subjects. Of the requirements, students must have 70 periods of physical education each academic year.

Online courses offer parenting assistance

VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese parents, especially those in large cities, are willing to pay for courses on parenting skills, with the support of modern technology.

Vietnam aims to improve education quality with amended law

The amended University Education Law is expected to help produce workers who can  satisfy the requirements for the country’s socio-economic development and international integration. 

Decree sets requirements for foreign-invested vocational training institutions

The Vietnamese Government has issued a series of conditions required to set up a foreign-invested vocational training institution in Vietnam, expected to take effect from March 20.

Universities offer new majors, give lectures in English

VietNamNet Bridge - A series of new majors for tertiary education has been launched by training establishments. 

What did students do during the long Tet holiday?

VietNamNet Bridge - Some students complained they had a ‘busy working Tet holiday’, while others said they enjoyed a ‘no-home exercise Tet’. 

Vietnamese students abroad feel pressure because of cultural differences

A hot topic in recent days among students and parents concerns the case of a  Vietnamese female student in the US who suffered from depression and was expelled from the school. 

Professor returns to Vietnam to start talent training programs

While most scientists take pride in their research and international articles, Prof Dr Duong Nguyen Vu is just as proud of his students’ achievements.

Teachers prepare for new inter-disciplinary lessons

VietNamNet Bridge - General schools in Vietnam are about to apply the new integration teaching method. 

Job outlook disappointing for university graduates

VietNamNet Bridge - The mayor of HCM City says that 60 percent of university graduates are taking jobs in fields unrelated to their majors at school. 

VN tries to shift to education that respects students’ views, differences

Most general school students have to remember many figures and events. However, for the students of Nguyen Thi Huyen Thao, a teacher at the Tran Dai Nghia High School for the Gifted in HCM City, history is never a boring subject.

Teachers concerned about new program that could lead to redundancies

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have warned that many teachers could be overloaded with work, while others could become redundant under the new general education program.

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.

Vietnam’s universities lack funds for scientific research

Hanoi Medical University, one of the most prestigious schools in Vietnam, still has no  master plan on developing research teams because it lacks money to implement a strategy on science and technology development.