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No mass firing of teachers in Mekong province

VietNamNet Bridge – Director of the province’s Education and Training Department Nguyen Minh Luan told media at a press briefing that the dismissal would follow a roadmap and not be carried out en masse as reported earlier. Director of the province’s Education and Training Department Nguyen Minh Luan told media at a press briefing that the dismissal would follow a ... Read More »

Lombok earthquake: Strong aftershock amid rescue efforts

The Indonesian island of Lombok has been hit by a strong tremor, as the search continues for victims of Sunday’s earthquake. This woman was rescued alive after nearly a week trapped under rubble in Tanjung, North Lombok — Photo: REUTERS US earthquake monitors said the latest aftershock had a magnitude of 5.9. It brought down some buildings. Rescue workers are ... Read More »

Exam cheating discovered in all inspected provinces

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) inspectors have discovered signs of exam cheating in Ha Giang, Son La, Lang Son and Hoa Binh. Teachers are marking exam papers Local education departments all affirmed that they ‘strictly observed procedures in organizing the national high school final exam’. However, exam cheating on a large scale has been discovered, ... Read More »

Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient

Scientists say the secrets to success in online dating are to aim high, keep your message brief, and be patient. Photo: PRESS EYE Playing “out of your league” or dating people considered more attractive than you, is a winning strategy, according to a new analysis of internet daters in the US. Men had greater success when they approached women they ... Read More »

HCM City schools face English teacher challenge

Schools in Ho Chi Minh City are facing difficulties in recruiting English teachers as the 2018-2019 school year approaches. An English class. Illustrative photo According to the city’s Department of Education and Training, local schools need 360 more teachers including 70 English teachers. “Almost all districts in the city need more English teachers,” the department said. “Some districts face serious ... Read More »

New South Wales drought now affects entire state

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed. Farmers are struggling to afford to feed their animals — Photo: REUTERS A dry winter has intensified what has been called the worst drought in living memory in parts of eastern Australia. NSW produces about a quarter of Australia’s agricultural output. It was officially ... Read More »

Universities reluctant to make enrollment decisions on their own

VietNamNet Bridge – Most universities have rejected autonomy in enrollment decisions, saying it is too costly to organize entrance exams to select the best students.  Universities don’t want to organize entrance exams to select best students In the past, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) organized two national exams – high school finals and university entrance exams. Since 2015, ... Read More »

Tokyo Medical University apologises for changing female exam scores

One of Japan’s most prestigious medical universities has apologised for tampering with entrance exam scores to limit its intake of female students. The university has apologised for “betraying” the trust of the public — Photo: REUTERS An internal investigation found that Tokyo Medical University (TMU) had been manipulating the scores of female applicants from as early as 2006. It also ... Read More »

Universities lower test scores

VietNamNet Bridge – Many universities have lowered their admission scores for the upcoming academic year, citing lower scores on the national high school graduation examinations this year compared to last year. Students after taking the national high school graduation examination. — VNA/VNS Photo Academies and universities that train new police recruits and military officers will enroll students with a score ... Read More »