High number of expelled students blamed on poor career guidance

  • by VNBUSINESS
  • December 17, 2018

Thousands of students are expelled from universities in Hanoi and HCM City each year.
 

Most of the expelled students are first-year students
 
Mr. Tran Van Top, vice rector of the Hanoi University of Science & Technology, the most prestigious technology school in Vietnam, confirmed that 700-800 students have to leave the school each year because of poor learning results. Most of them are first-year students who are following basic training programs.

In 2016, the rector of the HCM City Agriculture & Forestry University, signed 946 decisions to force students to leave school, all concurrently. The students had poor learning records and had received warnings three times.

A representative of the school said about 600 students are given warnings each year,  which accounts for 4-5 percent of total students.

In early October 2017, the HCM City Law University made public the list of 112 students forced to leave school and 66 students receiving warnings for bad learning results or absence from training programs.

Not many students know what they have, what they want and which majors they need. They just hear general information from others and apply for school just to obtain a bachelor’s degree

The University of Technology, a member of the HCM City National University, also expelled 500 students in 2016-2017 and gave academic warnings to another 600 students.

Co Tan Anh Vu from the HCM City Transport University confirmed that more than 200 students have been expelled from school.

It is estimated that thousands of students are forced to leave universities in Hanoi and HCMC each year, a ‘worryingly high’ figure.

Nguyen Dinh Duc, head of the training division of the Hanoi National University, said in the past, very few students dropped out or were forced to leave school. But the figure has soared in the last two years, to 10 percent of total students. 

“The number of students leaving schools has never been so high,” he said.

The students interviewed by Tien Phong said in first year at school, they study overview and general subjects, while the teaching method is boring as it is too academic and dry.

Some of them complained that they could not remember anything from lectures, and they went to class just to be present at roll call and sleep.

Meanwhile, Nguyen Thai Son from the HCM City Food Industry University noted that 60 percent of students who have to leave school are first-year students.

“Not many students know what they have, what they want and which majors they need. They just hear general information from others and apply for school just to obtain a bachelor’s degree,” he said. 

Many students, after the first semester at school, realized that they had made the wrong decisions about the careers they want. Vu agreed that in many cases they did not want to study. The problem behind this was poor career guidance given to students at high school.
Source: Vietnamnet

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