Student in Vietnam Suspended over Facebook Post for a Year

She poked fun at a speech by President Ho Chi Minh, and criticized the first term exam

A schoolgirl from Tam Ky, in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam is missing a year from school following a Facebook post who authorities believe “seriously insulted” the school system.

Nguyen Thanh Vy, a student at Ly Tu Trong Secondary School, wrote a manifesto in which she “criticized the first term exam and insulted the teachers,” Thanh Nien News tells us.

She parodies a famous speech by President Ho Chi Minh, in which he asked for the country to resist a French invasion in 1946.

“All students! As we desire peace, we have made concessions. But the more concessions we make, the more the teachers press on, for they are bent on failing us once again. No, we would rather sacrifice all than be dismissed. Never shall we have to take the exam again. We have to stand up,” she wrote.

In addition to that, she speaks about cheating at exams as a survival skill for those who are not endowed with the intelligence needed to pass them.

“All students, whether boy or girl, good or stupid, tall or short have to find ways to get good marks in the exam. Those who have health will use their health, those who have heads will use their heads. Those who have neither health or head have to copy or use cheat sheets,” her post reads.

The school had the option of suspending her for a week or for a year, and voted for the latter option. Now Vy’s family is seeking to mend the situation, enlisting the services of an attorney. They believe the experience will not be constructive for their daughter.

“She is young and her thinking is immature. We are afraid it would traumatize her mind and jeopardize her future,” father Nguyen Duy Van explains.

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