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Vietnam school students and the exam of life in pictures

Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 15:25 GMT+7

Over one million students around Vietnam entered the first day of the most important exams of their student life on Wednesday, the national high school examination.

Students from across the country have flocked to major towns and cities, where the exam is held.

Instead of taking part in the traditionally separated high school graduation and university entrance exams like previous years, from this year on, students will only sit for one national exam, also called the national high school exam.

The exam lasts from July 1 to 4.

The results of the national exam will be used for both high school graduation and university admission.

Earlier, students who had finished 12th grade had to take a high school graduation exam with Ministry of Education and Training tests on mathematics, literature and two other subjects they were allowed to choose from a designated group.

About a month after the graduation exam, they would then take the university entrance exam, held by the same education ministry.

Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper captured a series of photos showing how students, their parents, volunteers, and even police across Vietnam are taking part in the national high school exam:

Xe cảnh sát cơ động đưa thí sinh đi thi - Ảnh: Mai Vinh

Police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have helped students by using six trucks to carry more than 130 students to their exam venue at Da Lat University. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Tình nguyện viên dìu thí sinh Phan Thị Tâm (học sinh trường THPT Mai Thúc Loan, huyện Lộc Hà, Hà Tĩnh) đến phòng làm thủ tục dự thi - Ảnh: DOÃN HÒA

A volunteer helps Phan Thi Tam, a student from Mai Thuc Loan High School in the northern province of Ha Tinh’s Loc Ha District, walks with a crutch to her exam venue for registration in Vinh City in Nghe An Province on June 30, 2015. Tam said she broke her right leg in a road accident a month ago. She added that she was about to give up because she thought she could not come to the exam venue, but thanks to the support from family and friends, she is determined to pass this important exam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Thí sinh Nguyễn Văn Đạt và Đinh Bạt Hảo (cùng ở Bình Phước) ôn bài lần cuối tại khu trọ miễn phí của ĐH Công nghiệp TP.HCM. Do mới quen nhau và cùng tự đi thi nên cả hai kết bạn để cùng ôn thi - Ảnh: Thuận Thắng

Nguyen Van Dat and Dinh Bat Hao from southern Binh Phuoc Province review their lessons the night before the exam in the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City’s boarding house, where they stay free-of-charge. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Các thí sinh của tỉnh Bình Thuận dự thi vào Trường ĐH Tôn Đức Thắng thư giãn trong đêm trước kỳ thi bằng việc xem văn nghệ thiếu nhi hè tại Nhà văn hóa khu phố 5, phường Tân Thuận Tây, quận 7, TP.HCM nơi mình ở trọ miễn phí - Ảnh: Như Hùng

Students from the south-central province of Binh Thuan taking the exam at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City watch a children’s show in District 7, where they have stayed for free during the exam period. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nhóm thí sinh ở trọ tại khu vực quận Bắc Từ Liêm (Hà Nội) tranh thủ đi ăn kem để giải tỏa căng thẳng trước khi bước vào môn thi đầu tiên - Ảnh: Nguyễn Khánh

A group of students in Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi enjoy ice cream to ease stress the night before the exam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Thời tiết nắng nóng, thí sinh Nguyễn Phan Mỹ Duyên (Điện Bàn, Quảng Nam) vừa ôn bài thi vừa “một kèm một” với quạt máy tại KTX Trường ĐH Bách khoa Đà Nẵng - Ảnh: Trường Trung

Nguyen Phan My Duyen, from the central province of Quang Nam, reviews her lessons in the dormitory of the University of Science and Technology under the University of Da Nang on June 30, 2015. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Anh Lý Thành Huy (huyện Bù Gia Mập, Bình Phước) đãi con một bữa ngon trước ngày thi ở một quán lẩu dê trên đường Lê Lợi, Q.Gò Vấp gần hội đồng thi ĐH Công nghiệp TP.HCM - Ảnh: Thuận Thắng

Ly Thanh Huy from Binh Phuoc Province treats his son to a good dinner one day before the exam at a goat meat eatery on Le Loi Street in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Đến tối 30-6, thầy và trò Trường THCS và THPT Phạm Ngũ Lão (Q.Gò Vấp, TP.HCM) vẫn miệt mài ôn tập trên lớp để chuẩn bị cho hai môn thi ngày hôm sau. 19g40, các thí sinh ra về sau tiết học ôn luyện. Thầy Nguyễn Văn Phúc, phó hiệu trưởng nhà trường, cho biết: “Biện pháp này giúp các em tập trung vào ôn luyện, tạo bước đệm tốt nhất cho kỳ thi quan trọng này” - Ảnh: Phương Nguyễn

On June 30, 2015, only one day before the exam, teachers and students at Pham Ngu Lao Middle and High School in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City were still busy reviewing their knowledge until 7:40 pm. Nguyen Van Phuc, vice principal of the school, said the method helps students create the best stepping stones for the important exam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Ngay từ sáng sớm nhiều thí sinh đã có mặt tại hội đồng thi ĐH Thuỷ Lợi, thời tiết hôm nay tại Hà Nội khá oi bức - Ảnh: Nguyễn Khánh

Many students arrived at Thuy Loi (Irrigation) University early in the morning of July 1, 2015 for the first two subjects, math and foreign languages, despite the 39-degree Celsius heat in Hanoi. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Ông Nguyễn Danh Đạo (quê xã Quang Lộc, huyện Can Lộc, tỉnh Hà Tĩnh) nghe radio chờ con - Ảnh: Doãn Hòa

Nguyen Danh Dao, from Quang Loc Commune, Can Loc District in the north-central province of Ha Tinh, listens to the radio while waiting for his son to take the exam on July 1, 2015. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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