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Students spend sleepless nights to register for classes

VietNamNet Bridge - Registering for class schedule has left many university students short of sleep. 

VietNamNet Bridge - Registering for class schedule has left many university students short of sleep. 



The students of HCM City Banking University have made a short film about the hardships they have to go through to register for schedules and subjects. 

The main characters in the film are students who have to struggle day and night with the internet traffic jams to register. Students are described as combatants, and only the luckiest can succeed.

TM, a first year student of the school, said she usually spends sleepless nights to register. “I live at the dormitory and the internet here goes as slowly as a snail,” she said.

Meanwhile, DPL, another student at the same school, said though she stayed on the internet until late at night on the first day, she could only register to study a subject related to physical education.

The same situation can be seen at many other schools in HCM City which apply the credit-based education system, such as HCM City Open University and HCM City Food Industry University.

Registering for class schedule has left many university students short of sleep
“It’s so difficult to register. The tuition has been raised, while the facilities have not been improved,” a student of HCM City Open University said, explaining that the school’s website is usually overloaded.

According to Truong Tien Si, deputy head of the training division of the HCM City Banking University, the school has bought four new servers, extended the bandwidth and opened more portals in an effort to help students access the website more easily.

However, he said, the ‘traffic’ still gets stuck. It is estimated that there were some 15,000 visitors concurrently at times, which were 6-7 times higher than the real number of students who needed to register.

Students who wanted to register as soon as possible tried to access many portals from the same accounts.

Also according to Si, as the number of visitors was too high at some moments, the software sometimes failed. The software is provided by a third party to 40 schools in HCM City.

Other schools, though admitting the problem, said the problem cannot be settled overnight.

Nguyen Thai Son from the HCM City Food Industry University said the congestion was ‘unavoidable’.

“It would be costly to upgrade the network while the number of people accessing is not always high,” he said, adding that it would be better to ask students to access the sites in shifts.



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