There is a growing trend for academically able students in VietNam not to apply to university.
This is due to the parallel trend of students graduating from higher education who are then unable to find employment.
Students are now leaving secondary school and going into work or undertaking vocational studies that will give them a trade and employment opportunities.
Even parents who were at one time focused on their children going to study at university have reconsidered in the face of high graduate unemployment throughout the country.
Read more here from VietNamNet: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/education/157701/good-students-do-not-apply-for-university–fear-joblessness.html