Candidates taking part in the second turn of the competence assessment, held by VNU-HCMC

Competence assessment for university admission becoming more competitive

The competence assessment of Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCMC) this year attracted over 120,000 test-takers, the highest number ever. The quantity of universities using the assessment results also rises to nearly 90. This increase, along with updated admission regulations from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) makes entering a university via this method harsher.

12th-grader exam registration to be integrated into National Population Database

12th-grader exam registration to be integrated into National Population Database

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has asked all localities to verify and update all necessary personal and academic information of their twelfth graders in this school year before submitting it to MoET. All data of around 900,000 students will be then integrated into the National Population Database.
Candidates finished the Foreign Language test at the test site of Minh Duc Junior High in District 1 of HCMC for the high school graduation exam on July 8, 2021. (Photo: SGGP)

Clear, stable roadmap for university admission in Vietnam still unavailable

Facing many serious incidents in university entrance examination and high school graduation one lately, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) decided to submit to the Government one possible exam plan, used as a tool to recognize high school graduation and screen candidates for university admission from 2020. Sadly, this plan seems like a patchwork for each year rather than a stable master plan for expert comments.

Students of International University (Vietnam National University – HCMC) in their practice lesson. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam imposes stricter punishments for education-related violations

Decree No.04/2021/ND-CP on sanction of administrative violations in education domain, issued by the Government, is officially into effect as of today. This decree will replace Decree No.138/2013. Law and education experts praised this new decree as it regulates punishments for new law breaking activities and introduces new content related to autonomy in education.