Ministries urged to gear up for high school exams

Update: May, 19/2016 - 13:39

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Saturday signed an order asking concerned ministries, people’s committees and sectors to prepare well for the national high school exam this year.

As part of the order, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) is responsible for completing the exam’s guidance documents, anticipating possible problems and proposing suitable measures in collaboration with provincial and municipal people’s committees and the Association of Việt Nam’s Universities and Colleges.

The MoET was also asked to supply information and regulations for the exam to candidates and residents, and resolve any questions related to the exams.

Prime Minister Phúc asked the Ministry of Information and Communications to give guidance to media to publish ample and accurate information about the exam. Information technology enterprises must ensure good infrastructure for the announcement of exam results, online enrolment registration and processing of candidates’ documents, he said.

Universities, academies and colleges were asked to assign enough workers to serve during the exam. The institutions must organise training for their workers regarding their duties throughout the exam.

The Ministry of Public Security will provide instructions to provincial police to ensure public security during the exam, especially the security of exam questions.

The Ministry of Health must prepare enough necessary medicines in case of epidemic disease or food poisoning incidents at exam stations.

The HCM Communist Youth Union is responsible for implementing the volunteer student programme to give support to the candidates and their families.

The order said that last year’s national high school exam basically met expected targets, but the announcement of exam results and the usage of results in enrolment still faced several obstacles leading to dissatisfaction.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bùi Văn Ga told the Thời Báo Kinh Tế Việt Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) that the number of registered candidates this year decreased from last year, so the exam’s organisation would be easier.  

The exam’s regulations this year were issued after learning from experiences of last year’s exam and consulting experts, said Ga.

The MoET will go to several provinces to inspect the exam’s preparation and resolve obstacles in a timely manner, he said. — VNS