Over one million high school learners all over the country entered the first test of the High School Graduation Exam yesterday morning. Educational experts commented that the content of Maths and Literature papers this year are compatible to the level of most candidates, who have been seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
On many streets throughout Ho Chi Minh City, the traffic police are on duty to maintain order, keep smooth traffic flow, and provide necessary directions for candidates of the High School Graduation Exam when necessary.
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.
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.
Efforts of the Vietnamese education in the last 20 years to innovate university enrollment methods have brought about certain positive results. Many issues, however, have arisen due to short-term and rather unsystematic planning. Seeing that the new primary and secondary curricula are being launched, there are expectations for practical changes by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to this important university admission matter.
Through preliminary statistics on registration quantity via high school graduation exam in 2020, many universities nationwide are reporting an unanticipated reduction compared to 2019. However, it is predicted that these data will fluctuate a great deal after candidates for school exit exam know their real test results.