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Promoting the role of the testing examiners in improving the quality of education and training in Military schools

Testing examiners play an important role in renewing and improving the quality of education and training of Military schools. Therefore, it is important to find solutions to promote their role in testing and training tasks at Military schools.

After 10 years of operation, under the leadership and direction of the Central Military Commission, the Ministry of Defense, and directly the Party committees and boards of directors of the schools, the testing examiners have been consolidated and developed solidly in terms of quantity, structure, and quality. The testing examination and quality assurance in military schools are closely and seriously operated. In particular, they have done well the work of advising commanders at all levels in organizing examinations, tests, and assessment of training results; building formal and scientific exam question banks; and developing quite diverse exam formats (essay: 12% - 50%; oral questions, practice, multiple choices: 50% - 84%; and mixed format: 7%). Currently, 100% of schools have proactively implemented the self-assessment of the quality of testing institutions, of which 22 schools (accounting for 40.74%) have completed developing output standards for training subjects. The inspection, examination, and re-examination activities have been implemented seriously, that has made important contributions to improving the quality of education and training and fighting against the wrongdoings and credit-driven practices in teaching.

Facing the requirements of building a revolutionary, regular, elite, and gradually modern Army, especially the requirements of fundamental and comprehensive renovation of education and training and the impact of the Industry Revolution 4.0, military schools must have guidelines and solutions for leadership and direction to improve the quality of education and training. In particular, promoting the role of testing examiners is one of the essential solutions. Accordingly, the article proposes five solutions as follows:

Firstly, to raise the awareness and sense of responsibility of organizations and forces in building the contingent of testing examiners in military schools. Party committees and organizations of military schools should continue to thoroughly grasp the resolutions and directives of the Party and the Central Military Commission on personnel work and education and training, especially Resolution No.29-NQ/TW issued on November 4th, 2013 by the 8th Central Conference (the 11th Tenure) on “Basic and comprehensive renovation of education and training to meet the requirements of industrialization and modernization under socialist-oriented market economy and international integration”; Resolution No.86/NQ-ĐUQSTW issued on March 29th, 2007 by the Central Military Party Committee (now the Central Military Commission) on education and training in the new situation; Directive No.89/CT-BQP issued on November 9th, 2016 by the Minister of National Defence on a number of urgent tasks to improve the quality of teaching and learning foreign languages ​​in military schools; Resolution No.769-NQ/QUTW issued on December 21st, 2012 by the Central Military Commission on building the Military cadres in the 2013-2020 period and beyond; Resolution No.109-NQ/QUTW issued on February 11th, 2019 by the Central Military Commission on building the cadre contingent, especially at the campaign and strategic levels to meet the requirements of tasks in the new situation, etc. On that basis, raising awareness about the position, role, and tasks of the testing examination and quality assessment work, and the importance and need to improve the quality of the examiners which contribute to improving the quality of education and training of military schools.

Secondly, to strengthen the leadership and direction of the Party committees and board of commanders of the military schools. This is a matter of principle that decides all stages and steps of the building of the contingent of testing examiners. Therefore, based on the functions, tasks, and current situation of this force, the Party committees and board of commanders of the military schools should determine the guidelines, directions, and measures for leadership and strictly implement all stages and steps in the process of building from sourcing, recruiting, planning, training, fostering and using to implementing the personnel policy. To strengthen the management over this force and regularly conduct preliminary and final reviews and experience drawing in leadership and direction; to review and properly assess the quality and efficiency of the work of building the contingent of cadres; and to do well the ideological work to create a high uniformity in awareness and promote the role and sense of responsibility of functional agencies in building the contingent.

Thirdly, to improve the quality of training, fostering retraining, and professional training for the testing examiners to meet the requirements of tasks. Facing the requirements of the tasks of education, training, and scientific research of military schools with new developments, there are higher requirements on quality, competence, and working style and methods for testing testing and quality assessment officials. Therefore, the military schools need to pay attention to comprehensive training and fostering of the contingent of testing examiners with importance attached to both quality and professional qualifications to meet the requirements on standardization of quality. To take the objectives, requirements, the tasks of testing examination and quality assessment, and the requirements on improving the quality of education and training of Military schools as a basis for determining appropriate training and retraining plans. To flexibly and creatively apply measures; to well implement the planning work and send cadres to training and retraining courses at training establishments inside and outside the Army; and, through practical activities, to promote the positive and proactive nature of each person in self-studying, fostering, and training to raise the level of all aspects to meet the requirements of tasks.

Fourthly, to have sound employment of the testing examiners. Military schools should perform well the management, commenting, and evaluation of cadres as a basis for effective deployment of them. The arrangement and appointment of cadres must be originated from the requirements and tasks of the schools and those of the testing examination and quality assessment work under the motto of “basing on the tasks to appoint cadres”. It is necessary to base on the organization, staffing, planning, and criteria of cadres’ titles to arrange and appoint to ensure objectivity, democracy, publicity, and observance of process and principles; at the same time, to implement rejuvenation and do a good job of rotation to foster and resource the testing examiners to meet the requirements of both immediate and long-term tasks.

Finally, to offer favourable policies for the testing examiners. In addition to a number of general regimes and policies, the Ministry of National Defence functional agencies and schools need to research and supplement other regimes and policies suitable to education and training work. To continue to promulgate mechanisms, regulations, and legal documents on testing examination and quality assessment and building the contingent of testing examiners; to perform the organization and staffing of the testing examiers under the motto of meeting the needs and requirements of tasks of each school; to strengthen training in education management majors for testing examiners. The Party Committees and functional agencies of the Military schools should further strengthen the democratic dialogue to listen to the thoughts and aspirations of the staff, gradually supplement and perfect policies and regulations, better handle with the legitimate needs of them, and apply appropriately and in line with the actual situation.

Promoting the role of the testing examiners is an important solution that contributes to improving the quality of education and training of Military schools. Therefore, the article proposes the above solutions, with the desire to contribute to building a strong contingent of examiners to meet the requirements of fundamental and comprehensive renovation of education and training.

Lieutenant Colonel, M.A. NGUYEN THE TIEN, Political Academy, Ministry of National Defence

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