9,000 PhDs: just what the doctor did not order

The Ministry of Education and Training has recently revealed a draft plan to spend up to VNĐ12 trillion (US$533 million) to train 9,000 PhD holders for Việt Nam by 2025. The plan was met with almost immediate anger and derision, with many calling it impractical and a waste of resources. There is huge irony in saying this: It seems that the education ministry, which promotes learning, refuses to learn from the past and is therefore condemned to repeat it. 

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Vietnam News Reporter