HCMC College banned from further enrollment of students

The Ministry of Education and Training on May 4 decided to ban the  Saigon College of Economics and Technology in Ho Chi Minh City from recruiting new students for the next school year, accusing the college of blatant wrongdoings.

Students at a graduation ceremony of Saigon College of Economics and Technology in HCMC

The college has been banned from enrolling new students for the next forthcoming school term starting in September, because the college opened unaccredited courses without consulting the ministry and set up new branches without asking permission, over-enrolled students and appointed unqualified personnel.

Specifically, the school enrolled more than twice the number of students allowed by the education ministry. 

In addition, internal conflicts have been ruining the education environment and prestige of the college; school employees and management staff have repeatedly contradicted each other in recent years and even wrestled to buy shares, to gain control of the university.

The ministry clearly stated in its document that relevant agencies will reconsider opening the college only after it rectifies all wrongdoings, improves its teaching facilities, consolidates administration, and ensures that students’ interests are met. 

By Phan Thao - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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