The department asked its district-level affiliated units, high schools, vocational training centres and continuing education centres to inform all students who have registered to sit the second phase about the cancellation.
The candidates will be given a graduation bye if they meet certain conditions, including not having been suspended in the first phase of the exams, or having been unable to sit the first phase on July 7-8 due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Other students who have yet to take the exam or already took the exam in the first phase but could not complete it owing to reasons not related to COVID-19, will also be considered for a graduation bye.
Based on the aforementioned criteria, eligible students who wish to be considered for a graduation bye will need to submit their applications. The department’s high school graduation accreditation council will consider eligible cases and update them on the system of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) no later than 00:00pm on August 2.
The ministry will issue instructions to guide higher education institutions in applying other enrollment methods for university and college admissions in 2021, with the aim of creating favourable conditions for students and ensuring their interests.
On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training said that it has issued a guiding document on requesting enquiry on first-phase tests, as well as registering to take or be considered for a graduation bye in the second phase.
Students subject to a graduation bye are those eligible to take the exams in the second phase but cannot do so due to the impact of the pandemic, and wish to be considered for a bye. It is applicable only to candidates who register for exams at educational institutions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Eligibility criteria for students is that they must have registered for the second phase and are qualified to take the exams; were not previously suspended from the exams and did not use their graduation privilege in the first phase; or are F0, F1, or F2 cases or are in quarantine venues as requested by the health sector.
Students wishing to be considered for a graduation bye must submit their application at the educational institutions where they study by 4pm on July 30. Meanwhile, applications for enquiries on first-phase tests should be submitted by 5pm on August 5.