“Graduation rate at high schools tops 80% target”

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 83 per cent of people between the age of 18 and 21 in HCM City completed the 12th grade last year, which exceeded the target set by the city’s People’s Committee by 8 per cent, according to the city’s Department of Education and Training.

Huynh Cong Minh, director of the education department, said the ministry was encouraging all students nationwide to complete junior and senior high school, although compulsory school attendance was only through the fifth grade.

Here is a link to the rest of the article.

In 2009, the national high school graduation rate was 83.82%. 

The top five were:

The bottom five were:

(Click on the links to learn a little about each place.)

The government’s goal is to universalize upper-secondary school by 2020.  This of course means continued expansion of and pressure on the nation’s postsecondary education system.

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