HCMC authorities listen to students’ opinions about testing methods

HCMC People’s Committee, the  Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in the city, HCMC Student Association and relevant agencies yesterday organized a meeting to listen to high school students’ opinions about solutions to improve education and training quality.

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong talks with students (Photo: SGGP)

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong talks with students (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy Secretary of the youth union unit at Mac Dinh Chi High School Mai Hai Yen proposed that soft skills should be on the curriculum because students lack adequate communication skills.
Good student Phan Ngoc Thao Vy of Thu Duc High School talked about her attention to English teaching in schools because it can be a real challenge for teachers just getting learners to speak English in large classes.
Accordingly, Vy said speaking and listening skills are neglected.
12 grader Nguyen Ngoc Anh Phu of Nguyen Thuong Hien High School in Tan Binh District expected the education sector should have various ways to test students in addition to the present way because with the present testing way, students will forget all knowledge after examination.
Deputy Secretary of the youth union  unit at the Ho Chi Minh City Technology and Education University Phan Cong Duc expected city leaders to help startup students who won startup competitions.
Listening carefully to students’ opinion, Deputy Director of the Department of Education and Training Le Hoai Nam said that more than 1,500 classrooms are built every school year in the city with simple labs. To satisfy students’ learning demand, the sector is implementing smart school project including state-of-the-art labs to help students access to modern devices.
Additionally, schools have provided soft skill education in extra-activities; however, because of heavy curriculum, soft skill teaching is limited. He assured that the sector will come up with solutions to increase time for extra-activities outside school as well as include soft skills in the curriculum. It takes more than subject knowledge to get on in life – the modern world requires children to develop strong social skills as workplaces are transformed by technology.

BY THU TAM - Translated by ANH QUAN

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