Education experts urge career lessons

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VietNam News English 20 hour(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Viet Nam's education experts yesterday called for more efforts to better prepare students for their respective career choices and entry into the labor market during their years in secondary education.

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Educators doubt usefulness of Ministry of Education’s new admissions scheme

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Educators doubt usefulness of Ministry of Education’s new admissions scheme

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has said that universities, particularly those that are less prestigious, will be able to attract more students under a new scheme that creates three minimum-mark levels on entrance examinations.

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Fields Medalist favors high-school graduation exam abolishment

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Fields Medalist favors high-school graduation exam abolishment

VietNamNet Bridge – Fields Medalist Professor Ngo Bao Chau has supported abolishing high-school graduation exams due to many irregularities rather than suspending university entrance exams.

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Top scorers on university entrance exams are rural students

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Top scorers on university entrance exams are rural students

VietNamNet Bridge – Most of the students who placed first or recorded high marks on university entrance exams are from rural areas or poor families.

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Educational ministry’s plans for new national exam cause stir among Vietnam citizens

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Educational ministry’s plans for new national exam cause stir among Vietnam citizens

The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has recently presented three plans for a new national examination slated to begin in 2015, prompting mixed opinions from local educators and students.

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12-grader from Tien Giang province wins Olympia contest

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Nguyen Trong Nhan, a twelve-grade student of Tien Giang Specialized High School in the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang, won the Olympia prize worth US$35,000 in the final round, on August 3.

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Should poor students give up their dreams about higher education?

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Should poor students give up their dreams about higher education?

VietNamNet Bridge – While others are bursting with joy as they have passed the university entrance exams, poor students feel more worried than happy: they now have to think about how to earn money to fund their four-year university study.

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Universities not the only way up

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Universities not the only way up

Every summer, when the results of university entrance exam come out, many newspaper stories are published about students who are top-scorers across the country. Most portray students as hard-working, studious, smart and, generally, from low-income families. They are often considered heroes or heroines by their families, communes, villages and communities. And they symbolise the efforts made to lift them, and their relatives, out of poverty.

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Experts discuss models for university entrance exams

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Educators discussed three methods for organising the 2015 national high school exam at a meeting hosted by the Ministry of Education and Training yesterday in the capital.

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VietJet Air praised for assisting students in HCM City

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VietJet Air praised for assisting students in HCM City

VietNamNetBridge – The private air carrier VietJet has received a certificate of merit from the HCM City Youth Union for its active contribution for the union’s program to assist candidates of the 2014 university entrance exams in HCM City, which were held in early July.

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Ministry’s “one national exam” idea meets public resistance

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Ministry’s “one national exam” idea meets public resistance

VietNamNet Bridge – Contrary to all predictions, only 15 percent of those polled by VietNamNet say they agree with the Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) plan to organize a single national exam instead of the current high school finals and university entrance exam.

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Banking less attractive to students

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Banking less attractive to students

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of students putting their names down for entrance exams into the banking and securities faculties of big universities has tumbled 20% as the financial-banking market has remained gloomy, meaning fewer job opportunities for graduates.

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Disabled students struggle to find ways into university

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Disabled students struggle to find ways into university

VietNamNet Bridge – Vague regulations and hard realities often prevent disabled students from getting into their desired universities, confusing educators.

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Candidates take university exams

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Nearly 593,000 candidates sat the second phase of national university entrance exams yesterday.

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11-year-old students compete fiercely for schools for the gifted

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11-year-old students compete fiercely for schools for the gifted

VietNamNet Bridge – The competition of 11-year-old students to obtain seats at prestigious secondary schools is as fierce as the race for universities.

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