Education, Society and Culture

Education Problems in Vietnam

© | March 24, 2011  — In the past Vietnam was proud of its high literacy (over 92% of population) and functioning education system, which was free, adequately invested and capable of producing good crops of talented people, such as Dr. Hoang Tuy (Vietnam Institute of Mathematics) – a worldclass mathematician, who helped found the mathematics branch of global optimization, Dr. Nguyen Van Hieu (Vietnam National University at Hanoi) – famous Russian-trained physicist, Dr. Ngo Bao Chau (University of Chicago) – a well known mathetician with Fields Medal 2010, etc. Now this education system faces real problems and has significantly deteriorated.


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  1. HaLM on March 28, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    This is a profound analysis with full range of collation of information. I agree with the author about the reasons that causes the inappropriate education system which we have now.

    In my opinion, it is not too difficult to realize what is the root of these current problems in Vietnam’s education. But the solution is actually an important challenge when the national education is becoming the result of social demand indeed. Unless you have a suitable degree or a certificate, you will not be able to apply for your job. But with the available methods of pedagogy, the degree does not reflect truthfully learners’ abilities.

    Once preference of degree has not been replaced by the requirement of qualities of learners and the methods of resources distribution (i.e. human, capital, etc.) has not been changed, the education system of the nation could not gain any improvement even it has been supported by powerful finance.

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