Stronger university-industry links needed

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga has called for better links between industries and education institutions to enhance the employability of graduates in a more competitive globalised environment, reports VietNamNet Bridge.

Ga spoke at a two-day global education dialogue that began on 16 June in Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam has nearly 450 colleges and universities, some of them long-standing and well-known in the country with noted achievements, he said. However, student employability remains a problem.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s student assessment test ranks Vietnam in the top 10 countries globally, "but we still get complaints from industries about the employability of graduates. So graduates need further training by industries to be employable,” Ga said.
Full report on the VietNamNet Bridge site