Intek coding school opened in HCMCBy Chi Thinh Phan Chinh (R), CEO of Intek, gestures as he shares details of Intek’s operation model – PHOTO: CHI THINH HCMC – The Intek Institute of Applied Technology described as a premier coding school was opened in HCMC today, November 5, providing the first project-based, gamified training course for computer engineering students. Intek is the first information technology (IT) institution in the city to apply the learning model without the presence of instructors. Students enrolling in the course will get involved in real-world projects and develop IT solutions. In addition, gamification included in the course’s curriculum will encourage the engagement and autonomy of students. They can join the course as a digital playground with a series of games, offering challenges for them to tackle alone or with other players. Phan Chinh, CEO of Intek, said the institute would select students who are good at communication, … [Read more...] about Intek coding school opened in HCMC
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Water from the air saves drought-plagued regionsDeputy PM meets WEF ASEAN 2018 sponsorsPM orders meticulous preparation for WEF ASEANViệt Nam to take advantages of Industry 4.0 for sustainable growthMeeting reviews preparations for WEF ASEAN A view of Hà Đông District in the southwest of Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đạt Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Ranking among the world’s largest capitals and with a population of around 7.6 million, Hà Nội seems to be almost bursting at the seams with unceasing traffic and chaotic hubbub. The 1000-year-old capital of Việt Nam is a lot of things — its cultural quirks, historical richness and economic vitality might be fascinating; but most wouldn’t consider it an ‘organised’ city, in the sense of modern urban centres that have come to characterise much of the developed, post-industrial economies. At least, not yet. … [Read more...] about Hà Nội City makes the case for a smart transformation
Students in Vietnam are increasingly opting for online university entrance exam training courses than going to exam training centres, according to local education experts. Exam training centres are finding it more difficult this year to attract students Exam training centres are finding it more difficult this year to attract students compared to previous years despite the Ministry of Education and Training’s newly-issued Circular 55 allowing them to open more exam training courses to serve pupils at vocational training institutes and students at colleges who want to take university entrance exams. Nguyen Duc Quoc, director at an exam training centre in HCM City’s District 12, said under the Ministry of Education and Training’s the newly-issued Circular 55, from this year, pupils who are studying at vocational training schools and colleges will also have to take university entrance exam if they wish to be a university student. This change should allow … [Read more...] about University entrance exam students opt for online courses
In Vietnam, getting into a university has been described as a national obsession and getting admission seen as a cut-throat competition. However, despite getting through such a tough initiation, more students are failing to stay in college until graduation, and the steady increase in their numbers is worrying educators. Students of the Thai Nguyen Medical School in the northern province of the same name attend a class under the "Smart school" initiative aimed at reforming medical education in the country Several factors, including expulsion, dropping out, transferring and repeating courses are said to be the prime causes behind this phenomenon. In June 2016, the Ho Chi Minh City Agriculture and Forestry University surprisingly expelled as many as 946 students, many of them are those who’d already completed three of eight terms. The university said the decision was not taken lightly. “All the expelled students were those who’d received three academic warnings. … [Read more...] about Tertiary crisis: are more students’ copping out?
With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Ms. Le Thuy easily found employment upon graduating a few years ago. There were many accounting jobs available, and it was simply a case of applying then accepting the best offer. A few years later, with the same degree, her younger brother, Mr. Le Duy, had a completely different experience. Despite sending his resume to a number of companies, he remained unemployed for many months. Accounting and other jobs are no longer in such high demand, and many new graduates have shared Mr. Duy’s experience. Illustrative photo Opportunity a challenge There were about 1.1 million unemployed people in Vietnam in the second quarter, including some 200,000 graduates, according to the General Statistics Office. Graduates in accounting, finance, banking, business, and construction, who were much sought-after just a few years ago, now face limited employment offers and perhaps some time without work. Having seen his sister graduate in … [Read more...] about Workplace reality bites for graduates