I was recently interviewed at Vietnam National University-Hanoi by Ms. Kim Hai, VTV1 reporter, about a range of issues related to Vietnam’s higher education admission reform efforts, led by VNU-Hanoi – in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Training. I mentioned and expanded upon a number of the points I touched on in this essay, entitled Higher Education Admission Reform in Vietnam: The Next Generation. (Vietnamese version: ĐHQGHN đi đầu trong đổi mới căn bản và sâu sắc hệ thống tuyển sinh ĐH của Việt Nam)
The interview included some of the following questions:
- What do you think about higher education admission reform as part of the comprehensive reform of Vietnam’s educational system?
- What do you think about the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) plan to abolish the high school completion exam and replace it with a unified exam that is also used for higher education admission?
- How does the US evaluate and assess student learning outcomes for high school graduates and university admission?
- One can see that MoET and Vietnam’s universities are struggling to find a way to improve the quality of the higher education system in Vietnam. What are some of the key factors? What roles does the university entrance exam play?
An excerpt from this interview appeared on the VTV1 evening news on 15 August and again on the 18th in a four-minute report. VTV1 is producing a show devoted to this important topic, which will air in the near future.
If you understand Vietnamese, follow this link to view the report in its entirety: Các phương án cho tốt nghiệp phổ thông và tuyển sinh đại học (Plans for High School Graduation and University Admission)