A large medical school in Bac Kan Province is facing closure after failing to attract students. Bac Kan medical vocational school faces shutdown Bac Kan Medical Vocational School was built in 2008 at the cost of VND344bn (USD14.6m) and started recruiting students in 2010. It covers 12 hectares was built for 1,000 students. However, it has never been able to recruit more than 250 students and failed to become a high-quality training centre for Bac Kan Province and the Northeastern region in general. During the 2011-2012 academic year, the college had 250 students. There were only 60 students in the 2014-2015 period, 49 students in the 2015-2016 period and nine students in the 2017-2018 period. Hoang Xuan Son, head of Bac Kan Vocational School said in 2015, the Ministry of Health issued a circular which stated that they would not hire staff that only graduate from vocational schools. Students were afraid that they would not be able to find a job, so have rejected courses at the … [Read more...] about Medical school faces shut down due to lack of students
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VietNamNet Bridge - It is too early to say it is a trend, but many rectors of state owned universities have resigned their posts to work at private schools. Ms Mai Hong Quy has become rector of Hoa Sen University In January 2017, the HCMC People’s Committee released a decision on recognizing Dr Ta Thi Kieu An as the rector of Hung Vuong University for the 2016-2021 term. However, in April 2018, An resigned from her post. Under current laws, male state officers retire when they turn 60 and females at 55. However, in special cases, if high-ranking officials have high academic titles, they can continue to work for state-owned schools for 7-10 more years. Analysts noted that most rectors and leaders of private schools once held important posts at state-owned schools in the past. In most cases, the rectors left state-owned schools because they reached the retirement age. RELATED NEWS Unis unveil new enrollment plans Three universities seek governing autonomy Mai Lan … [Read more...] about Why are state-owned school rectors leaving for private schools?
Around 170 foreign and local professors and lecturers at medical schools are attending an international seminar about teaching methods in HCM City from Dec 26-28. — VNS Photo Ngọc DiệpViet Nam News HCM CITY — Outcome-based education (OBE) and competency-based education (CBE) are two teaching methodologies that should be used to enhance programme quality at medical universities and colleges in Việt Nam, experts have said. Speaking at a seminar on December 26 on improving the quality of medical education programmes, Nantana Sirisup of the ASEAN Medical Education Alliance said that OBE is based around goals or outcomes to be achieved by the end of each course. With CBE, students demonstrate that they have learned knowledge and skills as they progress in their studies. “Developing educational strategies can help create professional and skilled medical graduates,” she said. The three-day seminar in HCM City was organised by the ASEAN Medical … [Read more...] about Outcome-based methodologies improve medical school training
It is evident that non-profit education went through a rough start in Vietnam as non-profit institutions were widely misunderstood by the public. The term, admittedly, remains fairly unheard of until this day, even as non-profit schools have only been in Vietnam for less than 20 years and the majority of educational institutions are wholly subsidised by the state. In the late 20th century, many parents and regulators regarded non-profit education in Vietnam as “impossible and unfathomable.” Most of the confusion stems from the concept itself – many Vietnamese mistakenly thought that non-profit schools were not supposed to make any money at all, or that they operate as charity organisations. The examples below will show that this is far from the truth. In developed countries such as the US, the UK, Germany or South Korea and Japan, non-profit education has always been a familiar concept thanks to the great number of high-quality institutions that are strictly … [Read more...] about Non profit schools on the rise
Intravenous therapy is a popular medical technique but can pose risks, even fatal ones. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng HảiViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Patients taking intravenous therapy must strictly follow their doctor’s prescription to minimise possible side effects, doctors affirmed after recent tragedies have illustrated the dangers of intravenous medicines. Most recently, on October 16, a 22-month-old baby in Yên Thường Commune in Hà Nội’s Gia Lâm District died after having an intravenous drip at a private clinic in Long Biên District. Before being taken to the clinic, the baby suffered from diarrhea and fever. Within only five minutes of starting intravenous therapy, the baby showed signals of anaphylactic shock. Nguyễn Quang Trung, head of the private healthcare management division under Hà Nội’s Heath Department, said that the clinic was not licensed to provide the intravenous … [Read more...] about Medical supervision vital for IV therapy