January, 18 2014 09:49:55

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You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.

Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor.

Next week: Viet Nam's most important festival of the year, Tet (Lunar New Year), will be celebrated in a fortnight. Among many activities organised for the festival nationwide are trade fairs, like the Spring 2014 Trade Fair that will be held at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre in Ha Noi between January 18 and 28.

The trade fairs aim to display Vietnamese specialties and highlight traditional Tet traditional customs for the enjoyment of both domestic and international visitors. However, it has been noticed that few foreigners visit the trade fairs held across the country.

As an expat living in Viet Nam, please share with us your thoughts about the trade fairs. Have you visited them? If you have, what are your impressions? If not, why not?

Do you think the fairs serve well their stated aims of introducing Vietnamese specialties and traditional Tet traditional customs? Do you think such events are a good way to introduce Viet Nam to international visitors?

Please reply by email to: opinion@vnsmail.com, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can also be mailed to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi. Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday morning, January 23, 2014. — VNS

Nguyen Khuong Duy - nkduy23022001@gmail.com   Nguyen Khuong Duy
January, 20 2014 19:51:32
Dear Viet Nam News, my name is Duy. I'm 13-years-old. I am a student at Vietnam Australia International School in HCMC. I want to discuss education in our country. The education program in Vietnam is terrible. I really want the government to adjust the program. My first problem with VIetnam's education is there are too many tests. Each semester, we have to take about more than 40 tests. That's a lot. Our teacher say that take a lot of tests will make you smarter, but actually, it just makes us feel more pressure. The second problem is we learn a lot of theory but nothing practical. This kind of program will make me crazy because I have a lot of thing to study for the test and it's hard to remember. The education program in Vietnam are like studying for score, not learning for apply in life. So in conclusions, I want Vietnam's education to change a lot. I want it similar to US education because students in US learn less things than us but they are smarter, more creative, and more independenly.
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