Some initiatives submitted at the nationwide science and technology for high school students have shocked folks as they’ve handled sophisticated points comparable to remedy of most cancers and stroke.

Are the sci-tech competitions for high school students fair?

The mission which received first prize at the nationwide science and technology competitors

H.T. M, headmaster at a high school in HCM City, mentioned his school has not participated in the competitors lately, and that it’s too pricey to let lecturers assist students implement the works, as is the customized.

To be eligible to enter the nationwide competitors, the works must be shortlisted from competitions at school and province/metropolis ranges. Many colleges, students and mother and father, keen for achievements, spend massive cash and efforts on the competitions.

As the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) stipulates that students profitable prizes at the nationwide competitions can enroll in college with out attending entrance exams, everybody strives for the prizes.

“The competition is a useful playing field for high school students, but its significance has been ‘distorted’. The works entering the competition bear students’ names, but in fact there are big teams of supporters behind the students,” T mentioned.

“The competition turns out to be a race among students, teachers and schools,” he mentioned.

He puzzled whether or not the competitors would even exist if the examination exemption incentive was eliminated.

Students to not blame

Pham Thai Son from the HCMC Food Industry University affirmed that it’s a good suggestion to prepare such a contest to encourage students to use their educational data in follow.

The essential drawback is discovering out if the works are actually applied by students themselves.

It is usually stunning to many individuals that high school students are coping with complicated subjects, together with treating severe illnesses comparable to most cancers.

According to Son, the students are harmless and this must be blamed on lecturers, headmasters and mother and father.

Do Van Dung, rector at the HCMC University of Technology and Education, mentioned that some mother and father have requested for assist from consultants to arrange works for the competitors, with the goal of profitable high prizes.

Some colleges have employed college lecturers to arrange the works, whereas students simply wanted to be taught the displays by coronary heart and be current at the competitors.

An analyst famous that the initiatives on most cancers remedy are simply “copies”. These are complicated subjects that may be applied solely by consultants and at fashionable laboratories.

Despite the issues, Dung nonetheless helps the concept of organizing the competitors, saying it’s an incubator for analysis works in the future and ineligible works must be disqualified in order to encourage students’ creativity. 

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