IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT has reached an agreement with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training and EMG Education to make the ACT® test the official exit exam of EMG’s dual-degree international education program, which is offered in schools across Vietnam. Signing this agreement is one of the Ho Chi Minh City Department’s newest efforts to expand cooperation, improve program quality and enable parents and students to make more informed choices about education options.
EMG Education Group, one of the most influential educational organizations in Vietnam, is exclusively contracted by the government to deliver foreign educational content and services to Vietnamese public schools.
Vietnam is currently offering the EMG international educational program to approximately 12,000 students in more than 400 classes. However, the program could soon be expanding to reach tens of thousands more students across the country, as the Vietnamese government, through Decree 73, will introduce new regulations later this year to ease restrictions on enrollment in foreign-owned international schools in the country.
“We are delighted to become a part of such an innovative Vietnamese educational program and thrilled that Vietnamese students will be able to benefit from our assessment,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe. “The ACT test will provide students, parents and educators in Vietnam with information and insights that will help students understand their level of academic achievement in core subject areas.”
The new 5-year agreement will take effect starting this fall.
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