Over 68,000 contestants take competency assessment examination (first phase)

Monday, 2021-03-29 16:03:38
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Contestants arrive for the VNUHCM's competency assessment examination (first phase) in Ho Chi Minh City on March 28. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – More than 68,000 contestants participated in the first phase of the competency assessment examination, organised by the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM) at seven venues in HCM City, Da Nang and the provinces of Ben Tre, An Giang, Khanh Hoa, Bac Lieu and Dak Lak, on March 28.

Director of the Centre for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment at the VNUHCM, Dr. Nguyen Quoc Chinh, said the proportion of contestants sitting the exam reached nearly 98% of the total registration, adding the exam was held in a safe and effective manner with synchronous COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

According to him, the results of the exam (phase 1) will be announced in a week’s time. Students who did not take the exam’s first phase on March 28 can register for the second phase from May 4 to June 4, which will be organised in HCM City, Da Nang, An Giang Province and Khanh Hoa Province one week after the conclusion of the 2021 National High School Graduation Exam.

Since its debut in 2018, the VNUHCM’s competency assessment examinations have received much positive feedback and trust from society. In addition to the VNUHCM’s member universities, the number of universities and colleges outside the VNUHCM system using the results of the exams for their admission has increased nearly three-fold, from 24 to more than 70 in 2021.

Notably, the enrollment quota of the VNUHCM’s member universities based on the competency assessment examinations’ results has recorded a surge in 2021, with the University of Social Sciences and Humanities admitting a maximum of 50% of its total enrollment quota and the University of Technology admitting 70% of its total quota.