Universities that fail to make their finances and methodology public by April 15
might be blacklisted by the education ministry, said officials at a video
conference on higher education reform Saturday.
Thien Nhan, minister of the Ministry of Education and Training, said they would
send all local high schools the list of schools that didn't publish their
training and financial records on their official websites and other mandatory
would be advised to be careful when applying to those schools, he told the
meeting attended by more than 1,000 officials and representatives from
It was the
ministry's second delay of a deadline set for local universities to follow the
regulation issued last October. The first deadline of December 15 was then
delayed to January 15, as most schools failed to follow the measure.
just 34 percent of 376 schools had published all the necessary records so far,
Nguyen Van Ngu, head of the ministry's Finance and Planning Department, told the
experts attributed the schools' sluggishness to the education ministry's failure
to include specific punishments for violation of the regulation.
education ministry has planned another conference for May 15 to continue the
ongoing discussions on new reform measures expected to be launched between this
year and 2012.