VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of educators and analysts have called on the Ministry of Education and Training to remove the national high school final exam, which they believe is unnecessary and too costly. The spectacular achievements A new record has been made in Vietnamese examinations’ history: Quang Binh province has become the locality which has 100 percent of continuing education students passing the high school final exams. The statistics can show the extraordinary efforts of the province. In 2007, the first year of the movement of “saying “no” to exam frauds”, only 6.65 percent of continuing education students passed the exams. In that year, Quang Binh ranked the 55th among 64 provinces nationwide in the percentages of students passing final exams. Meanwhile, just four years later, with the growth rate of 19-30 percent per annum, Quang Binh has become the province with 100 percent of continuing education students passing the exams. None … [Read more...] about Educators call on to remove national high school final exam
VietNamNet Bridge - With a lower rate of final examinations passing than last year, there are 41,000 out of 950,000 high-school students which failed the final exams. On June 18, the Ministry of Education and Training announced the results of the high school graduation exam in 2013. Accordingly, this year's graduation rate decreased compared with 2012, with 97.5 percent students of high schools (down 1.4 percent) and 78.08 percent (down 7.39 percent) of the continuation education system passing the exams. With the rates, the high school system has more than 21,000 student failing exams, out of over 850,000 students, while the continuation education system has over 20,000 out of over 91,000 students that failed. Provincial Departments of Education and Training have to make the exam results public before June 18. The temporary certificate of high school graduation, school records and other documents must be sent to students by June 24 to enable students to fulfill the procedures for … [Read more...] about Over 40,000 students fail in high school final exams
VietNamNet Bridge – The failure of many of the best university graduates at the 2014 civil-service exam has raised doubts in the public’s mind about the value of university degrees and the test. Six candidates who were at the top of their class failed the 2014 civil-service exam in Hanoi. According to the Hanoi Interior Affairs Department, thousands of candidates took the exam. Of these, 41 candidates, thanks to their excellent learning records, were exempted from sitting the agencies’ entrance exam, but still had to take a test (essay and interview). And 10 of them failed the test. Six of the 10 candidates were recognized as top graduates of domestic universities, while the other four showed foreign universities’ degrees with “good” and “excellent” grades. Three of them had master’s degrees. Similar results were reported for the 2013 civil-service exam. Of the 43 candidates exempted from the agencies’ entrance exam, nine … [Read more...] about Why do the best university graduates fail the civil-service exam?
The Ministry of Industry and Trade announced Wednesday it had scrapped the results of a civil service entrance exam after police announced that the questions had been leaked to a group of “princelings." Last October, the Department of Market Management held the exam to select 10 employees. A total 299 candidates took the exam. After the results were announced, the ministry received written complaints that the questions had been leaked in advance; the complaints noted that the ten individuals selected for the posts were all related to individuals that currently hold high positions in the department. Police from the Ministry of Public Security were invited to investigate and found that three candidates received test questions in advance. The ministry’s Party Unit said members of the exam's organizing committee were at fault for failing to properly supervise the exam process. The unit called for the strict punishment of all those involved. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese ministry scraps results of ‘fixed’ civil service exam
A French-trained doctor of physics failed a civil service exam for high school teachers in the capital city of Hanoi, raising more questions about Vietnam’s red tape. Dinh Tran Phuong, who was awarded a PhD in physics in France, took the exam offered by the municipal education department to teachers at the Hanoi-Amsterdam School for the Gifted in March. Phuong has worked as a teacher at the school for several years on year-to-year contracts and took the exam to become a long-term employee. During an August 21 meeting of the Hanoi People's Committee, Le Thi Oanh, the principal of the school claimed that another of her teachers, who holds a British master's degree, failed the school’s civil service exam. Oanh said the school wanted to recruit both teachers as long-term employees without making them take the exam, but current regulations prohibit them from doing so. Nguyen Huu Do, director of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training, said current regulations don't … [Read more...] about French-trained PhD fails Vietnam civil service exam