Universities to focus on quality over quantity

Universities should reduce the minimum enrolment quotas to focus on improving training quality, according to the head of the Ministry of Education and Training’s Higher Education Department, Nguyen Thi Kim Phung, reports Viet Nam News.

Phung made the statement last week for local media in response to public concern over many universities’ failure to take on enough students after their first enrolment round was completed the previous week. The Hanoi University of Technology, for example, received 5,000 applicants while its enrolment quota is 6,000. The Hanoi Medical University received just three quarters of the total number of students it needs. The Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City lacked around 2,400 students.

Enrolment quota increase was one of the key reasons, she said. The number of candidates registering for university examinations was quite stable in recent years while universities kept increasing their enrolment scale, leading to the student shortage.
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