According to statistics from Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training, the number of candidates who sat for university entrance examinations this year has decreased by 27.2% compared with last year, down to 662,096 candidates from more than 900,000, reports VietNamNet Bridge.
Initial figures show that the number of candidates sitting for exams for technology universities amounted to 70% of those who had applied. This was slightly higher than in previous years. And the rate for those who turned up for exams for provincial universities was higher at 80%.
However, the big surprise was the attendance rate for those arriving for tests at universities covering foreign trade, economics and banking-finance, which fell to a low of 50% of those who applied. This is seen by some as a reflection of the state of Vietnam's economy.
Full report on the VietNamNet Bridge site
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