VietNamNet Bridge – Online education market is a special market, where consumers can buy certificates and degrees with money, without having to attend entrance exams, learn hard or be present at lessons.
As easy as enrolling in training courses
Everything is available on the market, from the free training courses valued at just tens of thousands of dong, to the overseas training courses for doctorate valued at tens of thousands of dollars.
Receiving education has become easiest nowadays than ever. Everyone can follow training courses simply by clicking mouse to the online education market. The visitors here are both the rich and the poor, because both expensive training courses or cheap teaching aids can be found here.
However, the most popular goods available at the market are the training courses, including the courses on English, accountancy, and the training courses to obtain master degree.
The best sellers at the market are the basic courses in finance, accountancy and business administration, the short term training courses on practicing skills.
In the past, people always had to think carefully about if they should follow training courses, which would cost their money and time. Nowadays, as the training courses have become too cheap, they would enroll in the courses without consideration.
The tuitions quoted at the market for online training courses are surprisingly low, because one would not be able to understand if the organizers of the training courses can make profit when they offer such low tuitions.
A training course promised to help learners get practice by telling them to pay money for information.
Those learners who are interested in the training course need to send a message to 8051 to the switchboard. The organizer of the training course said that learners would have to spend 500,000 dong for the message, but this is the best way to learn Mobile Marketing, one of the tools of Digital Marketing.
An online business training course has been available at just 50,000 dong.
“You still do not have university degree and you want a degree now? Please contact us today. No need to attend entrance exams. High quality training courses. 50-70 percent discount,” – such ad pieces appeared on many websites or forums.
Especially, organizers of training courses even promise the courses with international MBA curriculum at the shockingly low tuition at just hundreds of thousands of dong.
Training quality unclear
In the thoughts of many people, one should not expect to obtain good knowledge from the dirt cheap training courses, because the “cheapest is the dearest.” However, in fact, the training courses still can attract a lot of learners.
Dan Viet’s reporters, who registered to attend a foreign language training course with the 70 percent discount rate, said they could not imagine that the class would be so crowded with 30 learners.
When learners asked why they still could not study with foreign teachers as advertised, they were told that the foreign teacher had to urgently leave Vietnam for the home country. Since it was unclear about the qualification of learners, all the registered learners had to start English lessons from the very beginning.
Observers said that the online training courses mostly attract the high ranking officials from localities, who want to obtain degrees to polish their images and help them stand firmly in their posts.
Some months ago, a high ranking official in a northern province was found as having no English skills, even though he has a PhD degree granted by a foreign school.
Source: Dan Viet