Special policy for IT training could affect training quality
VietNamNet Bridge - In an effort to ease the need for human resources in the IT sector, the Ministry of Education and Training has decided to apply a special enrollment policy which allows students in other training majors who have finished their first, second or third year to shift to an IT major. 


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Students can shift to the following IT majors: computer science; computer network and data communication; software technology; computer engineering; information system; management information systems; computer technology; information safety and IT application in socio-economic fields.

Le Huu Lap, deputy director of PTIT (Posts & Telecommunications Institute of Technology), said the new decisions will allow universities to expand their training scale. 

The Agriculture Academy, for example, which specializes in training sciences related to agriculture, will also be able to set up an IT faculty and provide IT training in association with agricultural production.

However, Lap warned that if the new policy is implemented without strict regulations, this will cause chaos. If school shave to receive more students, they may become overloaded.

“I wonder what’ll happen if hundreds of students shift to study IT, and there are only 10 lecturers in the IT faculty,” Lap said.

Students can shift to the following IT majors: computer science; computer network and data communication; software technology; computer engineering; information system; management information systems; computer technology; information safety and IT application in socio-economic fields.

Meanwhile, the leaders of some schools with IT faculty such as the Hanoi University of Science & Technology and HCMC University of Technology said it would not be easy to implement the special policy set by MOET (the Ministry of Education and Training).

The schools only enroll their best students for IT majors. What will happen if the students with lower exam scores also study IT?

“This will certainly affect training quality,” a university lecturer in Hanoi said.

The lecturer commented that only students in training majors with similarities to IT, such as electronics & telecommunication or electronic technology, should be allowed to shift to an IT major.

Pham Thai Son from the HCMC Food Industry University said: “We only allow IT students to shift to study electronics & telecommunications and vice versa. The school won’t encourage students in other majors to shift to study IT.”

In Vietnam, IT university graduates are plentiful, but the number of IT engineers qualified to meet requirements is insufficient.

A report of Navigos showed that the number of job openings offered in the IT sector in Vietnam increased from 9,000 in 2014 to 15,000 in 2016. In 2016, IT was among the top five industries with the highest recruitment demand.


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