Students turn away from education training universities
  • | NLD, dtinews | May 15, 2014 08:39 AM

This year, pedagogical universities in Vietnam have received a sharp fall in the number of applications after a warning about the teacher redundancy.


Students turn away from education training universities 

Many departments of education and training have reported a drop of 50%-60% in applicants.

The Department of Education and Training of Dak Lak Province has witnessed a nearly 50% fall in the number of students who applied for teacher training compared to last year. Only 543 local applicants chose to attend HCM City Pedagogical University, 633 to Saigon University and only just seven for Hanoi University of Education. The National College of Education No. 1 received just one application.

Ta Van Anh, an official from Bac Giang Province’s Department of Education and Training, said that, out of each 1,000 qualified teachers, only about 100 are able to find employment in their fields. The situation also seems to be the same in many localities across Vietnam.

Nguyen Van Long, Deputy Head of Continuing and Vocational Education Board of Thanh Hoa Province, said more students have turned away from educational careers because of the low salary of teachers in addition to the high risk of unemployment. 

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