The graduation exam for highscool student will still take place in August despite recent interruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam chairs a meeting with the Ministry of Education and Training in Hà Nội yesterday to discuss the national highschool exam schedule.
The Ministry of Education and Training yesterday reported options for the exams in 2020, given the fact schools have been closed nationwide due to the outbreak.
Participants at the meeting, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam, agreed the exams should still go ahead.
According to the option laid out by the education ministry, if the pandemic was under control, students could return to school by June 15 and would be able to take the exams in mid-August.
In recent months, schools have been providing online classes for students across the country.
Under the proposal, localities would be put in charge of holding the exams and marking them, while the ministry would be tasked with the content.
A representative from the ministry said the purpose of this year’s exams would be mainly to assess students, rather than using their marks for university placements.
Universities and colleges would follow the Law on Higher Education to determine enrollment.
Deputy PM Vũ Đức Đam asked the ministry to gather opinions from experts and work on a plan based on the Law on Education 2019.
On April 14, the ministry proposed two options: the first one was to hold the exams by August, while and the second one was to have no exams this year.
Experts and teachers also suggested reducing the number of exams for students to reduce their workload.
High school final exams results not to be used for university entrance
The national high school final exams will still be organised but its results won't be used for university admission.
The decision was made at a meeting held on Tuesday morning by Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam and the Ministry of Education and Training.
According to the meeting, the ministry will still issue the exams but it will be organised by local education departments.
Speaking at the meeting, minister Phung Xuan Nha said that the ministry have considered several plans to suit the Covid-19 epidemic situation.
“We will intensify the check and inspection work to ensure the success of the exams," he said. The exams results will mainly target at assessing students' quality for high school graduation. Universities will have their own entrance tests this year." VNS/Dtinews