Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?
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Vietnam’s government has been praised for its economic and administrative development by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), an organization representing over 1,000 European businesses. “The chamber appreciates the continued constructiveness and openness of the government in understanding the essential role of businesses and treating them as partners in increasing trade, investment and economic development,” EuroCham stated in the 10th edition of its Whitebook. EuroCham praised the government for cutting over 5,000 administrative procedures and creating opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises to enter the market. “We can see positive changes and results in completing Vietnam’s regulations and law,” said Nicolas Audier, co-chairman of the chamber. The Whitebook also describes Vietnam as having one of the strongest economic growth rates in the world over the past two decades, with average annual GDP growth of 6.4 … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s business environment changing for the better: European commerce chamber
Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình speaks at the 2019 Đắk Lắk investment promotion conference held on March 10 in the province. VNS Photo Việt Dũng Viet Nam News Xuân Hiệp & Việt Dũng ĐẮK LẮK — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has urged the Central Highlands region to build a Vietnamese coffee brand capable of competing with rivals at home and abroad. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the seventh Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Festival on Saturday night, Bình said the region should aim to become a “world famous coffee destination”. The area is known for its basaltic land with huge rubber and coffee plantations, he noted. “The Central Highlands region has great advantages and potential for coffee plantations and exports.” Đắk Lắk Province’s coffee products, with the … [Read more...] about Central Highlands province opens coffee festival, calls for investment
Vietnam has made good progress in human development, with an average annual Human Development Index (HDI) growth of 1.36 per cent during the 1990-2018 period. A group of ethnic minority women in the mountainous district A Luoi in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue receive training on making brocade products commercially, as part of a programme by Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute and USAID aiming to promote sustainable development in the area. VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau This places Vietnam among the group of countries with the highest HDI growth rates in the world. This is one of the key finding of the 2019 Human Development Report, released on Monday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) entitled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st Century.” Addressing the report launch in Hanoi, UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen said the 2019 Human Development Report disclosed … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes progress in human development: experts
Nation Ex-Party chief of Ha Giang Province faces disciplinary action for exam fraud By Thanh Thom Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019,15:43 (GMT+7) Ex-Party chief of Ha Giang Province faces disciplinary action for exam fraudBy Thanh Thom Trieu Tai Vinh, then-Party Secretary of Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam – PHOTO: NA HCMC – Former Party Secretary of northern Ha Giang Province Trieu Tai Vinh could be subject to disciplinary action following the exam fraud uncovered there in 2018, when his daughter’s scores were illegally enhanced in the 2018 national high school examination. The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission released their conclusions on Monday after its meeting, held in the capital city of Hanoi from December 4 to 6. The commission found that the 51-year-old Vinh must be held accountable for the violations and shortcomings in his leadership, inspection, oversight and management of … [Read more...] about Ex-Party chief of Ha Giang Province faces disciplinary action for exam fraud