VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has imposed its will on schools when requesting the schools to stop enrolling students for economics training majors. Are there "red alarm" training majors? MOET has conveyed a clear message to universities and junior colleges that they should not enroll more students for economics related training majors from the 2013 academic year, warning about the oversupply of the labor force in the fields, which would make graduates unemployed. However, the decision by MOET has raised a strong opposition from schools, which think that MOET has unnecessarily intervened in their business. The educators say MOET should fulfill its duty as a state management agency instead of trying to show schools what they should do and how many students to enroll. Prof Pham Vu Luan, Minister of Education and Training, has his reason when releasing such a decision. A survey from the 2011 enrolment season showed that 248 out of the 416 schools … [Read more...] about MOET too deeply intervenes in schools’ business?
In the 2012 enrolment season
VietNamNet Bridge - People-founded schools, which are in the danger of getting dissolved because of the lack of students, have been vocal about the indifference of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to their difficulties. The association of people founded schools on December 19 gathered a meeting to review the 2012 enrolment season and decided to send a petition to MOET, asking to amend the current enrolment mechanism. Tran Xuan Nhi, Deputy Chair of the association, said people founded schools have made a great contribution to the national education system and the training of the labor force for the society. However, they have not received the appropriate attention from the MOET - the father of the schools. A lot of people founded universities reported that they could not find enough students in the 2012 enrolment season. This means that the supply of students for people-founded schools to enroll is not profuse as promised by MOET. This has been attributed to … [Read more...] about MOET criticized for “abandoning” people-founded schools
VietNamNet Bridge – Lacking schools has always been the biggest headache for the leaders in HCM City, the city with a high number of immigrant workers. Children enter high school, parents bathed in sweat Thang, a parent, has been shuttling between his house in Hoc Mon district and the Han Thuyen High School in Phu Nhuan district for the last three days to follow administrative procedures to enroll his daughter in the school. Thang has to go back and forth many times because he still cannot gather all necessary documents. “Two days ago, I was told that I need to show 8 pictures. When I brought 8 pictures, I was told that I still need the confirmation of the secondary school, where my daughter went to,” he complained. “Why don’t they tell me about all the things I have to do at once, so that I do not have to go back and forth?” he added. The man has also complained that it’s not easy to obtain all necessary documents. It’s … [Read more...] about HCM City: parents running a race to enroll children in general schools
Universities and junior colleges have complained that the rigid enrolment regulations would put big difficulties for them. However, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) said it “wont’s make concessions.” MOET’s Minister Pham Vu Luan said that the enrolment targets see the two digit growth rates over the last 10 years – the overly hot development. Meanwhile, some local authorities have announced that they will not recruit the graduates from in-service training courses and people founded schools. This shows that the university training is alarmingly bad and it needs improvement. In order to upgrade the training quality, it’s necessary to tighten the management over the schools’ enrolment plans. MOET has announced the decision to force three schools and 12 faculties of four other schools to stop enrolling students in 2012. Besides, it has also made public the list of the schools which were imposed fine in 2011, mostly because … [Read more...] about In defining enrolment quotas, MOET says it won’t make concessions
Most of universities have voiced their support to the Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) decision to set up a new group of exam – A1 – for university enrolments. Meanwhile, students say the decision is unfair, because they do not have time to prepare for the exams. Schools applaud MOET’s decision MOET has announced that a new exam group – A1 (students will have to attend mathematics, physics and foreign language exams) – will be set up from the 2012 enrolment season. Some experts also say that this is a reasonable decision, because the exam subjects would help find the best students for information technology – the major that needs logical thoughts and foreign language skills. Dr Vu Van Hoa, Deputy President of the Hanoi University of Business and Technology, said that this is really a reasonable policy. “We had a meeting right after the ministry announced the decision, and we have decided that we would enroll students … [Read more...] about MOET decision makes schools excited, students worried