VietNamNet Bridge - Some educators believe it would be better to hold final examinations at cities and provinces and no longer organize a national high school final exam. Nguyen Xuan Trach, deputy director of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture, said that there was no need to organize a national exam just to discover a small percentage of students who fail the high school finals. The university was assigned to host the exam rooms in Hai Duong province at the 2016 high school finals. At least 45 percent of the students there only wanted to obtain the high school diploma, not entry to university. And in many other remote areas, students go to school in unfavorable conditions. Therefore, Trach raises the same exam questions for students from different areas with different learning conditions. Some educators believe it would be better to hold final examinations at cities and provinces and no longer organize a national high school final exam. “It is unfair to use the … [Read more...] about Education Ministry asked to allow education departments to hold high-school finals
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VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) now can sigh with relief as teachers all highly appreciate the way national exam questions were designed. The questions needed to be easy enough for students to solve to finish high school, but needed to be difficult enough for universities to select best students for them. Some analysts even commented that this was an impossible mission, and therefore, doubted the feasibility of the 2-in-1 national exam (one exam is organized instead of separate high school finals and university entrance exam). However, MOET showed it can do this. Hoang Duc Cong, a math teacher at Einstein High School in Hanoi, noted that math questions were structured in a reasonable way. "65 percent of math questions relate to the knowledge students learn in the 12th grade, 20 percent in the 11th grade and 15 percent in 10th grade," Cong noted. When asked to compare this year’s questions with the previous years’, Cong said this … [Read more...] about National exam for university, high school satisfies students
While private primary and secondary schools have been flourishing, private high schools in Hanoi have been narrowed significantly in scale. Luong The Vinh High School has been known as a prestigious private school in Hanoi. The school always has high percentages of students passing the university entrance exams every year. Meanwhile, it also sets very high required marks on secondary school graduates who want to study at the school. In order to obtain a seat at the school, parents have to queue up in front of the school very early in the morning to buy application forms. Dinh Tien Hoang High School is not famous for its high learning achievements, but it is still a well known brand. The way the school is following is really special: it receives a lot of naughty students. All the students refused by other schools would be welcomed at Dinh Tien Hoang School. The headmasters of the schools have both said that it is necessary to define the student targets--to draw up reasonable … [Read more...] about What way for private high schools?
Pham Thanh Ngoc, 11, does not go to school like other children. However, she has been found as very proficient in solving the mathematics questions designed for high school students and physics questions designed for 10th graders. She also has knowledge in history and chemistry. Teacher Tran Xuan Viet, from the Nguyen Viet Xuan High School in Di Linh district, in Lam Dong province, related that three years ago, when he was giving tutoring lesson to a 10th grader, a woman aged 50 who led a small girl came to see him. The woman said that her daughter was 8 years old, but she could solve mathematics questions designed for 9th graders, and that the woman wanted the teacher to give 10th grade lessons to the girl. “It was quite a surprise to me when the girl could solve all the questions in the textbook for 9th graders I gave her, and solved 70 percent of the questions designed for excellent students,” he recalled. “I decided to accept the small girl as my student and … [Read more...] about 11-year-old-girl wants to go to high school
by Pham Le Quynh Anh and other contributors Students visit the Viet Nam Military History Museum in Ha Noi. The quality of studying and teaching history at Vietnamese schools has come under scrutiny following this year's exam results. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh TuanHA NOI — Low history marks scored by this year's entrance exam candidates might reflect a gradual watering down of the subject as viewed by modern society, government officials, historians, teachers and students said. Much like every year, the publishing of 2011 university entrance exam results has heated up debate on the subject of history, in which most universities saw a mere 0-3.5 per cent of applicants score more than average (5/10). This year's exam papers have received mixed reviews. On the one hand, many students found the papers difficult and confusing. Tran Thanh Hang, said that two out of every five questions did not identify the events referred to, leaving her and many others uncertain of what was required of them. … [Read more...] about History seems to be losing appeal at high schools