http://www.thanhniennews.com/PublishingImages/img-thanhnienNews/logo.jpgBy An Dien. Unrealistic, over-ambitious plans could worsen systemic problems plaguing Vietnam’s universities and colleges, experts say. The recent drama of issuing and scrapping a nonsensical regulation granting Heroic Mothers – whose children were killed in the wars and who are mostly in their eighties now – extra grades if they sit for the university entrance examinations has served one useful purpose.
It has underscored the tendency to issue unrealistic policies while ignoring or glossing over major problems that have plagued the country’s tertiary education system for a long time, experts say. There is no indication that Vietnam’s higher education crisis, which has threatened to stunt the domestic workforce and stall the country's development, will blow over anytime soon, they add. Full article...