Mr. Ho Tan Minh, Chief of Office of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training, said the above when talking with Youth Online afternoon 3-2.
According to Mr. Minh, the Organizing Committee of the Science and Technology contest for high school students in Ho Chi Minh City in the school year 2022-2023 received 1,226 projects from 131 units (the school year 2021-2022 has 887 projects), with 999 collective projects and 227 individual projects.
The jury selected 52 projects to participate in the city-level final round.
“This year’s Science and Technology Competition for high school students has new points in its organization such as: The preliminary round uses anti-plagiarism software, and also pays attention to the performances and indicators of whether there are any errors or plagiarism. appropriate to the knowledge and level of the student.
The jury also noted on the content and method of project implementation whether it is suitable with the factors of time, facilities, research facilities or not; Compare and contrast the contested project with previous studies and between projects of the same topic…
In addition, the school administrators must also have assurance about the student’s project.
At the same time, in the city-level final round, the content of the judges’ interviews with students was especially focused. The questions of the jury not only help students clearly show their abilities but also verify the honesty of the project,” Mr. Minh informed.
The final round of the Science and Technology contest for high school students in Ho Chi Minh City this year will take place on February 4 at Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted.
In recent years, public opinion has stirred up about the science and technology competition for high school students at the national and provincial and city levels. This is a playground for students, but many people think that there seems to be a shadow of an adult behind the contest works. Because the winning works are too sublime, “on par with doctoral topics” and completely beyond the reach of high school students.
Many people even discussed that the topic was devised by teachers and supported by students to get prizes and bring achievements to the school. Not to mention, because students who win prizes will be given priority to go directly to university (if they win first, second, or third prizes), the competition is even more “fierce” with the participation and investment of parents to earn “tickets” “Going to college for your children is like making a name for your family.
Thereby, many teachers want the science and technology competition for high school students to be maintained, but it must be a real playground for students, not adults.