Computer students will be able to test their skills at the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship-Vietnam 2020 competition. The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship-Vietnam 2020 competition was launched at a ceremony held on Tuesday in Hanoi. — Photo petrotimes.vn The contest is for university and high school students and was launched on Tuesday at the Hanoi Foreign Trade University. At the launching ceremony, co-head of the MOS World Championship-Vietnam's organising committee, Doan Hong Nam said the contestants will test their skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Powerpoint using the 2016 versions. Each exam will have one first prize, three second prizes, six third prizes, 15 consolation prizes, and one promising prize, other individual and collective prizes. The total prize value of the contest is expected to be billions of dong, according to Nam. The three national champions will represent Vietnam at the MOS World … [Read more...] about MOS World Championship-Vietnam 2020 launched
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Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, Vietnam’s top female swimmer, is set to compete in three events in the upcoming 18th FINA World Championship, which is scheduled to take place in the Republic of Korea on July 12-28. Vietnam’s top female swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien Vien is one of seven Vietnamese swimmers who will compete in the event. The Can Tho native is the nation’s most successful swimmer after winning a total of 19 golds, seven silvers, and two bronze medals, in addition to breaking 11 records at the SEA Games. She also won two bronze medals at the Asian Games as well as a one silver and two bronze medals during previous FINA World Cup competitions. Tran Duc Phan, deputy director of the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, said Vien is a key member of the Vietnamese swimming team that will take part in the SEA Games. She has set a target of winning eight gold medals during the course of the tournament. At the FINA World Championship in 2017, Vien … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s top swimmer Anh Vien ready to compete at FINA World Champs
The high production costs, taxes and fees all make automobile prices in Vietnam much higher than in other countries in the region. At the government’s November regular press conference, the local press raised questions about the tax and fee policies, saying that automobile manufacturers complain about current policies put difficulties for them to compete with imports and increase the localization ratio. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai said the car prices in Vietnam are higher than inother countries because the domestic production cost is higher. The high taxes and fees also push the prices up. VinFast, a 100 percent Vietnamese owned automobile manufacturer, days ago announced the automobile price structure. A VinFast Lux A2.0 standard version has the cost price of VND980.6 million, including VND640 million worth of materials, VND59.2 million worth of shipping fee and import tax, VND54 million worth of manufacturing cost, VND5.9 million worth of … [Read more...] about When will cars in Vietnam be cheaper?
Education for Nature, Vietnam (ENV), has urged heavy sanctions on leaders of wildlife trafficking rings dealing in elephant tusks. From 2010 to 2018, ENV found 150 cases with violations related to elephant tusks, in which the amount of elephant tusks seized by agencies was up to 53 tons. Of these, 30 cases were discovered when ivory was carried to seaports and border gates. In ‘hot spots’ such as Nhi Khe, ivory is no longer traded in the open air, but this doesn’t mean the trafficking has cooled. The police and agencies seized a large amount of ivory last year. More seriously, traffickers now can advertise and sell ivory on line, via social networks, which makes it more difficult to discover trafficking rings. In ‘hot spots’ such as Nhi Khe, ivory is no longer traded in the open air, but this doesn’t mean the trafficking has cooled. The police and agencies seized a large amount of ivory last year. Bui Thi Ha from ENV said Vietnam is not … [Read more...] about Vietnam struggles to crack down elephant ivory trafficking
Between 70 and 80 percent of the unemployed are junior college (3-year training) or university (4-5 year training) graduates. The number of workers finishing junior colleges and universities accounts for the highest proportion of trained workers. However, there are only 30 workers with junior college or higher education degrees per 1,000 people, which is lower than 52 per 1,000 in South Korea and 70 per 1,000 in Japan. The World Bank found that Vietnam’s state’s investment in each Vietnamese student was very low compared with Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. In 2013, Vietnam spent $645 per student, while it was $12,013 in Singapore, or 20 times higher than Vietnam. Le Ha Should there be common standards for university graduates? Higher education establishments all have announced their standards for graduates. Overseas university graduates reluctant to return to Vietnam Complicated procedures, low incomes and bad working environments explain why … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, unemployment rate among higher education graduates is higher than others