University enrolls candidates against their will
Updated : 08/31/2012 17:24 GMT + 7
A Ho Chi Minh City university has been discovered forcing applicants to study unwanted undergraduate courses at its unaccredited campuses.
“In the first place, I could not make it into the business administration major at the school and wanted to get my test score certificates to apply to another,” Tran Vu Yen Nhi, a candidate, said. “But they declined to give me the papers and instead put me in another course at a campus in the central province of Quang Ngai.
“I don’t want to study there.”
Nhi is just among hundreds of students the Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry (HUI) has enrolled, without their consent, in unsolicited disciplines at its campuses in central and northern Vietnam.
These candidates could not gain admission to their desired majors at HUI after failing national entrance tests, given and administered in July by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to select students for higher education. MoET rules that the candidates should be given test score certificates so that they can use them to seek entry into other universities.
But HUI has so far refused to grant them the certificates and kept enrolling the students for the campuses where a MoET official says undergraduate courses are banned.
“The university already promised in a document to MoET that it would only teach vocational courses at these campuses following our warning of their violations last year,” the official said.
University vice president Le Van Tam also admitted that no university majors are allowed to be taught there.
“We are now applying for MoET licenses to teach them,” Tam said.