VietNamNet Bridge – While the Ministry of Education and Training has not made final decision on the punishment of the student who brought camera into exam room and filmed the students’ and supervisors’ violating behaviors; teachers, students and legal officers have called on the ministry to reward the student instead of imposing punishment.
MOET says finals took place in earnest, students discovered cheating
At present, the student who filmed the scene at the Doi Ngo High School, where the wrongdoings were made, is still “living in fear”, because he is not sure if he can pass the high school finals.
| The Doi Ngo High School in Bac Giang province |
However, he may not feel regret for his decision, because a lot of people have expressed their sympathy with him.
Dr Ngo Tu Lap, a senior lecturer of the Hanoi National University, said that it is necessary to encourage people to denounce wrongdoings to ensure fair exams for students.
He said that the student needs to be rewarded for his action, which should be seen as the way to create opportunities for students to struggle for the school fairness.
When reviewing the national exams, the Ministry of Education and Training always comments that the exams take place in earnest. However, no one in Vietnam believes the comments and no one thinks that there is no exam cheating.
The problem is that no one speaks out their thought that the exam cheating occurs everywhere and at any time. As such, the student, who filmed the cheating scene, needs to be praised for his behavior of denouncing the thing that other millions of people dare not speak out.
Professor Pham Tat Dong, deputy chair of the Vietnam Society for Study Encouragement, Professor Van Nhu Cuong, Headmaster of the Luong The Vinh people founded high school, and former Deputy Minister of Education and Training Tran Xuan Nhi all have expressed their support to the student.
In the interview given to VietNamNet, Nhi said that the student has no other choice than bringing camera into the exam room. No one would believe him if he cannot show the proof. In this case, the student’s merit is bigger than the mistake.
Meanwhile, Professor Van Nhu Cuong, while praising the brave behavior of the student, pointed out that if the student had not filmed the scene, the public would have never known the real situation at Doi Ngo High School, while the wrongdoings would fall into oblivion.
Dong has shared the same viewpoint with Cuong, said that if the student is punished, no one would be brave enough to denounce the wrongdoings any more, which would harm the national education.
Especially, Lawyer Luong Trong Nghia, deputy chair of the Vietnam Bar Association, a National Assembly’s deputy, said that the student brought camera into the exam room not for his benefit and not for a bad purpose. The student did not use the camera to copy others’ exam papers, but just to record the wrongdoings.
Director of the Bac Giang provincial Police Department Tran Dinh Hong said “the 19 year old student only violated the exam regulations, therefore, the police would not put hard pressure on him.”
The happening in Bac Giang has caught the special attention from the public. People have, once again, voiced their dissatisfaction about the quality of the national education.