UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION IN VIETNAMESE IS VERY

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High school graduates complete their applications khổng lồ Hồ Chí Minh City University of Technology. — VNA/VNS Photo lớn Pmùi hương Vy

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HÀ NỘI — TP Hà Nội resident Nguyễn Phùng Hưng didn’t get inlớn his first choice university, TP Hà Nội Medical University, despite a high score of 29.25 points in the national high school exam. The number of top scorers was so high, that admissions officials had to add criteria to lớn enable their selections.

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Hùng was one of many students who scored high on this year’s national high school exams - that also serve sầu as university entrance tests - but were still not admitted lớn their school of choice.

Associate Professor Nguyễn Ngọc Khôi, head of the training department of Hồ Chí Minh City Medical University said, “We predicted admission scores would be high. But the admission council was still surprised. The highest score was 32. It shows the tests this year did not classify students well. In fact, many students got maximum points or 29.25. We had lớn use two extra criteria for admission.”

The university’s minimum score for the general practitioner department was phối at the highest cấp độ of 29.25, 2.5 points above last year. The lowest admission score was 22.25 for the public health department.

Phạm Tấn Hà, vice principal of University ofSocial Science and Humanityunder HCM City’s National University said that this year, multiple choice tests were used for the first time in all subjects except literature, making it easy for students to get high scores.

This year, for the first time also, Ministry of Education and Training allowed candidates lớn apply to lớn as many as universities as they want.

However, candidates would have to danh sách their priorities in order, so if they failed to get inkhổng lồ their top choice university, they would be considered for the second option.

This led to too many registered options. National Economic University, for example, had 60,000 faculty options registered by more than 29,000 candidates.

The admission scores of this university also hit record highs. Fourteen of 25 faculties accept candidates with 25 points or more. The highest, international economy & accounting, required 27 points, a surge of 1.5 points compared to lớn last year.

Due to the high scores this year, several universities have extra criteria besides admission scores such scores for each subject.

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Extra points still work?

According khổng lồ exam rules, candidates from rural, mountainous và disadvantaged areas or children of war invalids and martyrs have sầu added scores to lớn their total scores, called “region priority scores”. These scores range from 0.5 to 1.5 points depending on the region.

Many educational experts proposed that region priority scores be removed in the context of high scores this year. Others said that khổng lồ create equality between rural và urban students, each school should have sầu admission quota, for example, 80 per cent rural students và trăng tròn per cent urban students.

Vũ Khắc Ngọc, a chemistry teacher in TP.. hà Nội, said that region priority scores are a good policy và should be maintained. However, the scores should be cut to lớn create eunique.

Ngọc said that educational approaches in localities have changed. Students can learn online and exams are held locally, shortening the gaps between rural & urban areas.

“If we keep adding scores, candidates in urban areas will struggle to get into top universities. We will see “migration”: Hà Nội’s students move to Thái Bình, TP.. Hải Phòng và Tỉnh Thái Bình, TP.. Hải Phòng students flock to lớn Hà Thành to lớn study medicine,” he said.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bùi Vnạp năng lượng Ga said that only one per cent aý muốn 4,000 majors have sầu admission scores higher than 30.

Nguyễn Thị Kim Phụng,head of theMinistryofEducationvà Training’s HigherEducation Departmentsaid that admission scores this year are not abnormal. Candidates with 30 points who were rejected by their first option were rare cases.

“We cannot look at this case khổng lồ assess the whole exam,” she said.

Ga said that “The (added score) regulation specifies priority policy of the Party & State for candidates in disadvantaged areas. When this policy changes, added scores will also change. For example, provinces which used khổng lồ be in the disadvantaged các mục have been developing & are now no longer in the disadvantaged danh sách. Added scores for these localities will be reduced.” — VNS