Students Find Alternatives to Vietnam’s University System
Unemployment in Vietnam is at 2 percent for the general population — but 17 percent for those with a college degree. That’s not a poor reflection on the country’s economy, which has grown rapidly, but on its out-of-date higher education model, which leans heavily on communist ideology. So students are studying abroad or supplementing their education with private options, working against the clock to be ready before foreign investment demands more of local talent than Vietnamese universities can provide. Meanwhile, neighboring countries are becoming more competitive every year.