A male 10th grader at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted in Hanoi has scored 1600 out of a possible 1600 score on the SAT 1. Tran Dinh Quan is in the maths major class. A female 12th grader from mathematics majoring class said she knows Quan well who is ‘famous’ and has the nickname ‘superman’. Do Minh Phuc Quan has decided to study abroad after finishing high school in Vietnam. Mai Xuan Thang, head teacher for math, said the achievement was gained by a mathematics, not English majoring, student. “The achievement may make the teachers of English in my school bow in admiration,” Thang said. Thang said Quan is very clever and always among the best students in the class. “He is really excellent with good foundation of knowledge gained in primary and secondary schools. He has won a lot of high prizes at competitions,” Thang said. Most recently, he won the gold medal at the Hanoi Open Mathematics Competition and was selected as … [Read more...] about First Vietnamese student gains perfect score on SAT 1
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The number of 'excellent' students increases steadily year after year, but many of them get low marks at exams. State high schools throughout the country are enrolling students for the 2019-2020 academic year. While the number of students finishing secondary school at excellent level is relatively high, the number of students getting high scores at the high school entrance exams is quite low. Reports show that nearly 50 percent of examinees, or 39,000, got below 5 (the average score) for mathematics. The proportion was 58.4 percent in English. A male student in Cu Chi district, HCMC, had a GPA of 8.6 when he was in the ninth grade, ranked 28th in his class. All of his classmates received compliments for their learning achievements, with 24 excellent and 19 good students. Meanwhile, in 2018, seven high schools in Cu Chi district had to set lower required exam scores when enrolling students. No school set the required score at more than 23 for three exam subjects (literature and math … [Read more...] about Experts warn about inflated marks for students
Not far from Ho Chi Minh City’s skyscrapers and luxury shops, a polluted canal separates the glitzy downtown from a crowded maze of self-built shacks and putrid sewers. Part 1: The working poor of Vietnam’s slums: Working, waitingPart 2: Dream in slums A woman who only gave her name as Nam lives in this slum of Binh Thanh District’s Ward 15, often forgoing clean water and sanitation. “We always have to be ready to leave this area at any moment,” Nam said, citing concerns that local authorities could order a slum clearance with little notice. In that scenario, families with proper paperwork would receive new housing, while undocumented migrants would be left to fend for themselves. “I’m wondering where they would go and what they would do to earn a living if that happens,” Nam said. She has reason to fear. Two years ago, a slum by Tau Hu Canal in District 8 disappeared following a clearance order, though several displaced locals stuck … [Read more...] about The working poor of Vietnam’s slums: Working, waiting
Higher education establishments all have announced their standards for graduates. Under the current regulation, all schools must publicize qualitative and quantitative standards for their graduates. However, since there are no common standards for each major, schools have just set the standards themselves. However, the ministry cannot punish the schools because there is no regulation about punishment and there is no common standard for schools. Under the current regulation, all schools must publicize qualitative and quantitative standards for their graduates. However, since there are no common standards for each major, schools have just set the standards themselves. According to the Vietnam National Qualifications Framework (VQF), training program output standards must be set in the program’s standards. Therefore, the development of learning outcomes for training disciplines must also be placed in the curricula for those disciplines. However, schools still disagree … [Read more...] about Should there be common standards for university graduates?
Education Number of Vietnamese pursuing education in U.S. continues to rise By Pham Nhat Thursday, Nov 21, 2019,16:56 (GMT+7) Number of Vietnamese pursuing education in U.S. continues to riseBy Pham Nhat HCMC – The number of Vietnamese higher education students in the United States has increased over the past year, marking 18 consecutive years of growth, according to the Institute of International Education’s annual “Open Doors” report. The report, released on November 18, showed that the number of international students in the United States has set an all-time high for the 2018-2019 academic year, the fourth consecutive year with more than one million international students. The total number of international students, 1,095,299, is a 0.05% increase over last year. Vietnam remains the sixth leading country of origin for all international higher education students in the United States, with 24,392 … [Read more...] about Number of Vietnamese pursuing education in U.S. continues to rise