Monday 2 July 2012

University candidates flock to capital for entrance exams

HA NOI – University candidates from the provinces have descended on Ha Noi to sit entrance exams, which start tomorrow.

The number of coaches arriving and departing My Dinh, Giap Bat, Nuoc Ngam, Luong Yen terminals have increased sharply over the last few days, causing traffic jams in surrounding roads, particularly Pham Hung and Giai Phong.
Tran Trong Thai, from the northern province of Thai Binh, whose son is hoping to go to university this year, said he'd never seen buses to Ha Noi so crowded.
"I had to stand for the whole journey, which is more than 100km, because there were no seats available," he said.

Meanwhile, to ensure the examinations are conducted in an orderly fashion, the Ministry of Education and Training recently promulgated Circular 24.
Under the circular, candidates are not allowed to take cameras, tape recorders and other electronic equipment into examination halls. Those breaking the rules will be barred from sitting the exam or have their papers marked.

Students have been asked to report those suspected of cheating to the ministry's university entrance exam steering committee, universities' enrolment boards or education inspectors within seven days.
Officials said whistle-blowers' identities would be protected.
Meanwhile, Ha Noi Police have banned lorries exceeding one tonne and coaches with more than 30 seats from 40 roads in the city during peak hours.
Roads with traffic bans include Dai La, Minh Khai, Giai Phong, Truong Chinh, Tay Son and Nguyen Luong Bang.

The university entrance exam has been divided into four groups. Group A, which run from tomorrow to Thursday, is for candidates sitting maths, physics and chemistry.

B Group will be for those sitting maths, chemistry and biology, while C Group will be for those planning to study literature, history and geography. Meanwhile, D Group, for those sitting maths, literature and foreign languages, will run from Sunday to next Tuesday.
The last stage of the college entrance exam will take place on July 15-16. – VNS

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