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?
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has failed with its new exam scheme and proposed to organize two separate exams instead of a 2-in-1 exam scheme. One year ago, MOET decided to organize one national exam instead of two in separation – high school finals and university entrance exams – aiming to three goals – easing the pressure on students, saving money and time and choosing the best students for universities. However, all three goals are unattainable. Educators and students have again proposed to resume the old exam mechanism with two separate exams. Van Nhu Cuong, president of Luong The Vinh High School, a renowned educator, noted that it was unreasonable to merge the two exams which have different targets. The high school finals’ aim is to find the students who have successfully finished general education. There is no limit on the number of students recognized as finishing general … [Read more...] about Educators urge two separate national exams for high school, university
VietNamNet Bridge – Dang Minh Tuan, MA, who failed the civil service exam that would have allowed him to teach at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, has been appointed the deputy director of FPT High School. Dang Minh Tuan’s named appeared in local newspapers two months ago when the new academic year began, after he failed the exam for the most prestigious school in Hanoi. Tuan is well qualified with excellent marks at high school, prestigious foreign universities and many scholarships and prizes won at international competitions. While Tuan’s successes are not widely known, his fame is largely due to his failing the civil service exam. Under current laws, if someone fails the civil service exam, he cannot be recognized as a civil servant, and has to work under a fixed-term labor contract signed with state agencies. However, recently Tuan was appointed the deputy director of FPT High School. He took the office on October 1, just one month after all of … [Read more...] about Respected teacher who failed civil-servant exam named head of FPT school