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?
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As the first-ever American-style non-profit private university in Vietnam, the Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) has pledged premium training quality at affordable tuition to gifted local students, its president has affirmed. Fulbright University Vietnam is invested in by the Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam (TUIV), an NGO based in Boston, U.S. As the first-ever American-style non-profit private university in Vietnam, the Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) has pledged premium training quality at affordable tuition to gifted local students, its president has affirmed. >> An audio version of the story is available here In a recent interview with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, Dam Bich Thuy – a successful entrepreneur, board member of the Trust for University Innovation in Vietnam and FUV President – divulged detailed information regarding the facility’s recruitment policy, curriculum and financial aid for its students, among other issues. She began … [Read more...] about Fulbright University Vietnam ensures global quality for local students: president
Students prep for university online (18-04-2008) HA NOI — Nguyen Thanh Hang, a student at Huynh Thuc Khang high school, Vinh city, in the central province of Nghe An, doesn’t have to worry about the expense of going to the capital to study for her university entrance exams because she can now do it online. And interactive educational websites, that have mushroomed in the last few months, are proving increasingly popular with students. "The main reason why online study is popular is that the preparatory classes are up to date and inexpensive," said Le Thi Khanh, a teacher at Huynh Thuc Khang. Another reason is that most of the colleges offering preparatory courses for the university entrance exam are in Ha Noi, and travelling to the capital can be expensive for students, said Khanh. Among the more popular educational websites is www.quickhelp.vn that was launched last year. It has since moved to www.ABCDonline.vn. The website offers courses for grade 9 to grade 12 students. … [Read more...] about Students prep for university online
Korean firm fined for mistreating workers A South Korean company specialising in assembling electronic components in the northern province of Hai Duong has been fined more than VND490 million (US$23,300) for 14 administrative violations. The JK Electronics Co Ltd, located in Lai Cach Town, Cam Giang District, was prosecuted for not paying enough social insurance and unemployment insurance to more than 100 workers involved in work with poisons, for not providing periodic health examinations, for making employees work beyond regulated hours, and for not paying enough salary to night-shift workers. Chairman of the Hai Duong People's Committee Nguyen Manh Hien told the company to immediately find ways of correcting its mistakes. HCM City police bust hi-tech crime ring Police in HCM City have caught an alleged criminal group of people from Taiwan using high technology to defraud others, mainly Chinese. Municipal police said it was co-ordinating with other relevant agencies to expel the 26 … [Read more...] about Korean firm fined for mistreating workers
The Ministry of Education and Training organized an online meeting to discuss implementation of a project for foreign language training for the period 2008-2020. The online meeting was presided over by Deputy Minister Nguyen Vinh Hien, and was conducted in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the central city of Da Nang, the Southern city of Can Tho, and Thai Nguyen in the North. Vietnam adopted a project on foreign language training for the period 2008-2020, under which primary school pupils have compulsory English language classes till the 3rd grade. It aims at improving foreign language skills for all young Vietnamese people who will use it to serve the country in today’s industrialized and modernized world. At the meeting Hien said that the project was approved in September 2008 but the government has only just provided financial support this June. Hence, the first phase of the project instead of being conducted from 2008-2010 will be done in the second phase from 2011- 2015, … [Read more...] about Ministry holds online meeting on foreign language training