Nail-biting days begin for 571,000 high school students

Update: July, 04/2014 - 08:28
A proctor instructs a student on registering for the national university exams at the HCMC University of Science yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Vy

HA NOI (VNS)— More than 571,000 high school students nationwide will sit for the national university entrance examinations today seeking a place at one of the 141 universities and colleges.

This begins another nail-biting season that will last throughout July.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, the number of registered applications was nearly 768,000, as one student can make several applications.

More than 22,000 university students and others have volunteered to help students and relatives find accommodation and ways of getting around the big cities.

Deputy Education Minister Bui Van Ga has called on students to avoid cheating. He said inspectors and local education officers would step up measures to deal with the problem. — VNS