Heads of States/Governments of ASEAN Member States signed the “ASEAN Declaration on the Role of Civil Service as A Catalyst for Achieving AC Vision 2025″ on April 29, 2017. (Photo: asean.org) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has just approved a project to implement the “ASEAN Declaration on the Role of the Civil Service as A Catalyst for Achieving the ASEAN Community Vision 2025”. The project aims to promote national-level implementation of the goals set in the declaration, contributing to building an ASEAN Community that is people-centred and socially responsible. Ministries, agencies and localities are asked to build and issue action plans in 2019 to realise the project. During 2019-2025, all of the public servants will receive training and be well equipped with knowledge of the ASEAN Community while 80 percent of them will be trained on administrative skills and state management, meeting standards of ASEAN member states’ civil … [Read more...] about Vietnam carries out ASEAN Declaration on civil service’s role
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VietNamNet Bridge - The number of good candidates who have failed civil service exams has been increasing year after year. Under current regulations, candidates must pass the civil service exams organized by the Hanoi Department of Interior Affairs to be employed by local state agencies. However, some candidates can be recruited in an exceptional way. They do not have to attend the general civil service exams like others, but they only have to sit written tests and direct interviews to show their abilities. The candidates must be excellent graduates from domestic universities and institutes, or from overseas schools. The special recruitment policy has been applied in Hanoi since 2013. In that year, nine exceptional candidates were reported as failing the civil service exam. The number was 10 in 2014 and it soared to 30 in 2015. Numerous queries about the quality and transparency of the civil service exam have been raised in education forums. Why did excellent candidates, … [Read more...] about Excellent candidates still fail the civil-service exams in VN
VietNamNet Bridge - The HCM City Department of Interior Affairs refused to accept TOEIC and TOEFL certificates for civil service examination registration, and would only take national B-level English certificates. Candidates queue up to register to take the civil service exam. Educators have defended the candidates who had TOEIC and TOEFL certificates, saying that people with these internationally recognised certificates have English skills equal to or better than those with B-level national certificates. The HCM City Department of Interior Affairs, when asked by the city's People's Committee, said it was strictly following the current law when organizing the civil service exam. A leader of the department said TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS were certificates granted by foreign organizations. Under Vietnamese laws, only national certificates (A, B and C level) are legal. And there is no regulation that specifies equivalencies between TOEIC and TOEFL certificates and Vietnamese … [Read more...] about HCM City rejects civil-service candidates’ TOEIC, TOEFL certificates
VietNamNet Bridge - The failure of many of the best university graduates at the 2014 civil-service exam has raised doubts in the public's mind about the value of university degrees and the test. … [Read more...] about Why do the best university graduates fail the civil-service exam?
VietNamNet Bridge - Dang Minh Tuan, a teacher with a good reputation who works at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, has become unwillingly famous for failing a civil service exam. first right) and his students at an international math competition in South Korea. … [Read more...] about Ph.D who failed civil-service exam an excellent teacher