Vietnam maps out scenarios against Covid-19 for national high school exam

Vietnam's education sector should take measures to fulfill the tasks assigned for the 2020-2021 academic year, including conducting the national high school graduation exams.

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) must develop scenarios in accordance with the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic when preparing for the national high school exam.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh made the requirement at a recent working session with the MoET.

He reminded the sector to implement pandemic prevention measures to ensure safety for more than 1.2 million teachers and nearly 24 million students at all levels nationwide amidst the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the working session. Photo: VGP

Meanwhile, the sector should take measures to fulfill the tasks assigned for the 2020-2021 academic year, including conducting the national senior high school graduation exams, Chinh noted.

He said that human resources bear decisive significance to the cause of national construction and development, and education plays a very important role in human resources development.

The PM acknowledged the substantial results that the education sector has made in implementing Resolution 29 of the Party Central Committee on comprehensive and fundamental reform of education and training, one of which was the improved quality of general and tertiary education as well as vocational training.

Besides, PM Chinh highlighted the major issues of the sector, particularly the limitations in mechanisms and policies, negative phenomena within the sector and shortcomings in management decentralization.

He asked the ministry to focus on building strategies and plans, institutions and mechanisms, as well as standards and criteria. The ministry should also map out policies to mobilize social resources for education development.

The Government leader also urged the sector to pay more attention to communication work so as for the public to better understand its problems and to get the public involved in addressing them.

 Students must wear a face mask during the 2020 national high school exam. Photo: Ngoc Tu

 

For his part, Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son put forth several proposals regarding the legal framework for education reform, financial investment for the sector, and the development of the contingent of teachers and educational managers.

Around 900,000 high school seniors in Vietnam are expected to take the national high school exam which is seen as an important event in the country, with success or failure having far-reaching impacts.

The exams not only award a high-school certificate, but also decide admissions to universities and colleges.

The new wave of community transmission of the novel coronavirus infections had worried many 12th-graders in pandemic hit localities across the country.

Vietnam’s 2020 national high school exam amid Covid-19 outbreak can be considered an unprecedented one over four decades with many special things and controversial issues.

For the first time, all the examination venues and exam rooms had to be sterilized before and after the exams. All candidates and examination staff must check their body temperature and wash their hands with sanitizer.

And also for the first time, Vietnam’s education sector had to sterilize all candidates’ exam papers. Especially, the candidates for the first time ever wore face masks while taking the test.

Hanoitimes

Schools adapt to ensure completion of exams after pandemic spike

Schools adapt to ensure completion of exams after pandemic spike

Nguyen Xuan Thanh, director of the Secondary Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) spoke about online learning and examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schools closed in many localities due to new Covid-19 outbreak

Schools closed in many localities due to new Covid-19 outbreak

Eight provinces and cities have closed schools as part of Covid-19 prevention efforts amid a new threat of a virus outbreak.  

 
 

Other News

.
‘Sharing with Teachers’ Program still held despite Covid-19 epidemic
‘Sharing with Teachers’ Program still held despite Covid-19 epidemic
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

After many schedule disturbances, the organizers of ‘Sharing with Teachers’ program 2021 still tried to organize a ceremony to pay gratitude for energetic teachers and those who are teaching in remote and mountainous areas on November 11th.

Vietnam produces antiviral Molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment
Vietnam produces antiviral Molnupiravir for COVID-19 treatment
SOCIETYicon  24/11/2021 

Three Vietnamese pharmaceutical companies have drawn up plans are in the process of producing Molnupiravir, an antiviral drug for COVID-19 treatment, according to the Ministry of Health.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 23
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 23
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Prime Minister meets with former Japanese PM

HCM City still struggling with new Covid cases
HCM City still struggling with new Covid cases
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

HCM City Healthcare Department’s Chief Secretariat Nguyen Thi Huynh Mai said the increase in number of new Covid cases in recent days is not a sign of a new Covid-19 wave but the public should continue to take preventive health measures.

HCM City to spend $1.3b to clear inner-city slums along canals
HCM City to spend $1.3b to clear inner-city slums along canals
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

HCM City authorities will spend more than VND28.4 trillion (US$1.3 billion) to relocate all inner-city slums along its canals as part of its scheme to beautify urban landscapes along canals by 2025, said a city official.

Southern provinces strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures as cases increase
Southern provinces strengthen COVID-19 prevention measures as cases increase
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Many southern provinces have strengthened COVID-19 prevention measures as the number of locally transmitted cases has increased in the region.

Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month
Hanoi's high school students may return to school next month
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Given that the COVID-19 vaccination for children goes on at an expected pace, high school students in Hanoi will be allowed to return to school in December.

HCM City recommends 7-day mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 patients
HCM City recommends 7-day mandatory quarantine for COVID-19 patients
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

The HCM City Department of Health has sought permission from the Ministry of Health for a seven-day quarantine period for fully vaccinated and asymptomatic cases with negative COVID-19 test results.

Hanoi starts COVID-19 inoculation for children aged 15-17
Hanoi starts COVID-19 inoculation for children aged 15-17
SOCIETYicon  23/11/2021 

Hanoi began vaccinating children aged 15-17 against COVID-19 from November 23 morning, using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Vietnam railway system needs reform
Vietnam railway system needs reform
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

Vietnam’s railways have become out of date after 100 years of use. Developing high-speed railways is a solution that has been discussed for years but no decision has ever been made.

Government invests in 12 more projects along North-South Expressway
Government invests in 12 more projects along North-South Expressway
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

The Government proposed another 12 projects covering 729km of road on the North-South Express, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Hanoi mulls policy over home quarantine of patients
Hanoi mulls policy over home quarantine of patients
FEATUREicon  23/11/2021 

The economy comprises many interwoven chains, and one province applying extreme measures can create a deadlock in the entire region and the country.

First day of commercial operations of Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line after two-week free trial
First day of commercial operations of Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line after two-week free trial
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban rail line in Hanoi, the first metro project to be completed and running in Vietnam, officially began commercial operations on November 21, to a lesser ridership than previous days.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 22
VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES NOVEMBER 22
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

Prime Minister to attend 13th ASEM Summit

Vietnam commemorates road traffic victims
Vietnam commemorates road traffic victims
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

The National Traffic Safety Committee, Vietnam Television and Toyota Vietnam jointly hosted a ceremony on November 21 evening to commemorate victims of traffic accidents in Vietnam.

HCM City school classes 9 to 12 to resume next month
HCM City school classes 9 to 12 to resume next month
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

The HCM City Department of Education and Training has recommended that schools should be reopened for fully vaccinated students from grades nine to 12 in COVID-19 low- and medium-risk areas on December 10.

Covid-19 related deaths and critical cases fall sharply in Vietnam
Covid-19 related deaths and critical cases fall sharply in Vietnam
SOCIETYicon  22/11/2021 

After one month of Resolution 128, the number of Covid-19 related deaths and critical cases has dropped sharply, according to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Vietnam reports 9,889 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday
Vietnam reports 9,889 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday
SOCIETYicon  21/11/2021 

Vietnam reported a total of 9,889 new COVID-19 infections and 76 COVID-related deaths on Sunday.

Localities see more locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19
Localities see more locally-transmitted cases of Covid-19
SOCIETYicon  21/11/2021 

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, Vietnam has put the epidemic under its control nationwide.

HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers
HCM City seeks 1.66b USD to build affordable housing for workers
SOCIETYicon  21/11/2021 

HCMC authorities are seeking 37.6 trillion VND (1.66 billion USD) to build affordable housing for workers over the next five years, of which State revenue will account for no more than 5 percent of the total investment.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN