South Korea police officers are searching for 164 Vietnamese students enrolled at Incheon National University’s Korean Language School after they have not shown up in class for 15 days, Korean media reported. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the university reported the case to police on Tuesday in accordance with a law mandating universities to report foreign students skipping classes for 15 days. The students are among 1,900 Vietnamese students on a one-year Korean language training program at the university. According to the school, the program began four months ago. Police believe the missing students’ purpose of coming to South Korea was to get a job after learning Korean for a short time. The school has informed the immigration department about the students’ absence. South Korean residence law requires universities to report to police if foreign students leave school for more than 15 days, according to Yonhap. “To come to Korea to study short-term … [Read more...] about 164 Vietnamese students reported ‘missing’ in South Korea: media
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Home Over 410 Vinh Long students compete in football, basketball tournaments By Hung Le Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019,15:43 (GMT+7) Over 410 Vinh Long students compete in football, basketball tournamentsBy Hung Le A basketball match in the tournaments - PHOTO: COURTESY OF NESTLÉ HCMC – Over 410 students from primary and high schools in Vinh Long Province competed in a football and basketball tournaments organized by Nestlé’s MILO brand on December 8. This was the first time the MILO Cup had been held in this Mekong Delta province to promote sporting activities among local students and to look for talents for the provincial and national basketball and football teams. The event saw 16 male football teams and 22 male and female basketball teams competing. Prior to the tournaments, trainers of the HCMC Basketball Association provided a training session for over 60 teachers of primary and high schools in Vinh … [Read more...] about Over 410 Vinh Long students compete in football, basketball tournaments
Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?
A previous proposal to make July 27, the Vietnamese War Invalids and Martyrs' Day, a public holiday did not enthuse the NA delegates, so Dao Ngoc Dung, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, chose to exclude the option and proposed that the current number of public holidays be kept as it is. But since several delegates have expressed their support for an additional public holiday, the NA’s Standing Committee is presenting two options for delegates to vote on: to keep the number of public holidays as it is, or to add one extra holiday on June 28, the Vietnamese Family Day, said Nguyen Thuy Anh, head of the parliamentary Social Affairs Committee. Delegate Nguyen Anh Tri, former director of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, supported the second option, saying an extra holiday was an opportunity that families need to get together. Tran Van Tien, a delegate of the northern province of Vinh Phuc, agreed with the addition of public holidays and … [Read more...] about Lawmakers support one more public holiday
U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary for Southeast Asia W. Patrick Murphy also said the United States was keen to help Pacific countries protect their sovereignty, in a region where the United States and is allies are competing for influence with China. "Our encouragement on countries that have relations with Taiwan is to maintain the status quo," Murphy told reporters in Canberra, on a three-day visit to Australia. China claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as sacred Chinese territory and merely a province with no right to state-to-state ties. Taiwan is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which include a trade war, U.S. sanctions and China's increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea. "China is changing (the) status quo, and the Pacific is a good example where China is attempting to reduce Taiwan’s diplomatic relations in the region," Murphy said. "And that's kind of heavy handed." "Countries should be able to make their own … [Read more...] about US official urges Pacific Island nations to keep ties with Taiwan