Many schools have well-equipped
facilities and high-quality teaching staff, but still encounter
difficulties in enrollment due to inefficient communication. - Photo
HÀ NỘI - Universities and educational institutes must
publicize their achievements, such as the rate of their graduates who have
found jobs, before the national high school entrance exam of 2018, experts
said at a conference last Friday.
an online dialogue on the Government website chinhphu.vn on Friday, Dr Mai
Văn Trinh, director of the Ministry of Education and Training’s Department of
Education Testing Accreditation, said making the quality of each university
public would benefit school enrollment.
have well-equipped facilities and high-quality teaching staff, but still
encounter difficulties in enrollment due to inefficient communication. If
publicizing their results is compulsory, these schools would draw more
students, he said.
the ministry has required all schools to publicize their performance in three
areas - school facilities, teaching staff and financial revenue and
expenditure. The data is posted on university websites, but their accuracy
has not been confirmed, he added.
Quý Thanh, director of Hà Nội National University’s Centre for Education
Quality Accreditation, said there is a shortage of independent supervisors
and evaluators of accreditation quality and no sanctions for those found to
have announced inaccurate information.
the three criteria mentioned above, experts recommended that the ministry
require schools to announce the rate of students getting jobs a year after
Thanh said some schools announce that up to 80 per cent of their graduates
have found jobs, but failed to show the original questionnaire filled by
students and employers when they were audited. Others carried out a survey on
a very small number of students – only 30 per cent of total graduates – and
came up with a high rate of employment. But that number was unreliable,
Văn Long, council chairman of the Hà Nội-based University of Transportation,
said that to conduct a survey of all graduates was an impossible task, but
schools should select typical samples of students.
he said, the University of Transportation would show that 85 per cent of
graduates got jobs if it only chose graduates from the Traffic Construction
Work Department – a popular faculty. The school had imposed sanctions to
force graduates to report accurately on their careers, he added.
accurate and transparent information on the accreditation quality of
universities and institutes, the director of the ministry’s Department of
Education Testing Accreditation said that the ministry was drafting a
circular setting out regulations on accreditation quality of higher
circular would help evaluate the positions of universities and colleges on
the global map. The set of 111 criteria was based on the set of
criteria of high-standard universities in the ASEAN region. The circular will
be open for comments from the public.
Currently, centres of accreditation quality have been
set up in Hà Nội, HCM City and Đà Nẵng. The centres have examined the
education quality of 32 schools. – VNS