The document of the Ministry of Education and Training on guiding the implementation of quality management tasks for the school year 2021 – 2022 sets out the orientation for the high school graduation exam this school year, which will be held according to “the plan to organize the exam well”. high school diploma in the period of 2022 – 2025″.
However, what is the new phased exam plan, what has changed compared to the last period, the last school year, the Ministry of Education and Training did not announce it, the school year also took place for a whole month.
Since the publication of information about the above guidance of the Ministry of Education and Training, the Newspaper Youth received many bewildered questions and comments about the orientation of exam reform to the Ministry of Education and Training.
Grade 12 students are waiting day by day for official information about the high school graduation exam and university entrance exam applied this school year.
The object of most interest is none other than students in grade 12, high schools across the country and their parents. They need enough time to prepare.
Even the leaders of the Departments of Education and Training and the high schools do not know what the “shape” of the period under the plan of the period 2022 – 2025 will be. It is worth mentioning that, in the document issued at the beginning of the school year, the Ministry of Education and Training again set a requirement to: “Promote educational communication in order to raise awareness for officials, teachers, students, students and the whole community. about the high school graduation exam in 2022 and the plan to organize the high school graduation exam in the period of 2022 – 2025”.
The principal of a top high school in Hanoi shared: “Reading the text is impatient, loving and caring for the students. The principal still doesn’t know how to take the exam, how to “communicate” to students about this exam as required by the Ministry of Education and Training.
The “class” of students taking the high school graduation exam next year are those who are severely disadvantaged when all three years of studying at high school are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The time to go to school “flickers”, the quality of online learning cannot be compared with face-to-face, many teachers frankly point out that no matter how hard they try, the quality of online teaching is generally only about approx. 50 – 60% compared to what students learn at school.
Since the end of 2019 until now, the Ministry of Education and Training has at least 2 times reduced the program load in most subjects with a large scale. This is a must-do in the context of learning difficulties because of the epidemic.
Reducing the load, it seems that students are relieved of their academic burden, but in fact, they are facing a huge disadvantage when extracurricular activities, the most important parts for capacity building, physical development such as : practice, experiment, experience, sports… are all removed to make room for cramming basic knowledge through online teaching or taking advantage of the temporary quiet time of the pandemic to go to school.
That disadvantage of students, the difficulties caused by teaching during the epidemic of schools, all the more need the Ministry of Education and Training to soon publish information and information in a transparent and clear way about the most important exam after 12 months. high school year.
And not only the graduation exam, because if this exam changes, the admission method of universities will also be forced to adjust, and this will have a great impact on students’ learning opportunities at higher levels. than.
The way of giving half-hearted and ambiguous information is no different from the “heartbeat game” of the Ministry of Education and Training with the big business of the industry causing public confusion unnecessarily.