Vietnam plots scenarios against Covid-19 for national high school exam


The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) is to develop scenarios based on the development of the Covid-19 pandemic when preparing for the National High School Examination.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh made this demand during a recent working session with the MoET.

He reminded the sector to implement pandemic prevention measures to ensure the safety of more than 1.2 million teachers and nearly 24 million students at all levels nationwide amid of the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks during the working session. Photo: VGP

Meanwhile, the sector should take steps to fulfill assigned tasks for the 2020-2021 academic year, including conducting national high school leaving exams, Chinh noted.

He said that human resources are of decisive importance for the cause of national construction and development, and that education plays a very important role in the development of human resources.

The Prime Minister acknowledged the substantial results the education sector has achieved in implementing the Party Central Committee’s Resolution 29 on comprehensive and fundamental reform of education and training, one of which was to improve the quality of general and higher education as well as vocational training.

In addition, Prime Minister Chinh underlined the major challenges of the sector, including the limits of mechanisms and policies, negative phenomena within the sector and shortcomings in the decentralization of management.

He asked the ministry to focus on developing strategies and plans, institutions and mechanisms, and norms and standards. The ministry should also develop policies for mobilizing social resources for education development.

The head of government also urged the sector to pay more attention to communication work so that the public better understands its problems and gets involved in solving them.

Students are required to wear a face mask during the 2020 High School National Examination. Photo: Ngoc Tu

For his part, the Minister of Education and Training, Nguyen Kim Son, put forward several proposals regarding the legal framework for education reform, financial investment for the sector and the development of the teaching force. and education managers.

Around 900,000 high school students in Vietnam are expected to take the national high school exam which is considered an important event in the country, with success or failure having far-reaching impacts.

The examinations not only award high school certificate but also decide admissions to universities and colleges.

The new wave of community transmission of new coronavirus infections had worried many 12th graders in pandemic-affected communities across the country.

Vietnam National High School Exam 2020 amid the Covid-19 outbreak can be said to be an unprecedented four-decade exam with many special things and controversial questions.

For the first time, all examination locations and examination rooms had to be sterilized before and after examinations. All candidates and exam staff should check their body temperature and wash their hands with sanitizer.

And also for the first time, Vietnam’s education sector had to sterilize all candidate examination papers. Above all, the candidates wore face masks for the first time during the test.

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