The Associated Press
August 15, 2013

News Summary: Vietnam offers free Marxism degrees

FREE RIDE: Vietnam’s Communist government is offering free tuition to coax students to seek college degrees in Marx, Lenin and Ho Chi Minh.

CARREER OPPORTUNITIES: Degrees in subjects like communications, tourism, international relations and English are more popular because students see them as more likely to lead to a job.

TB AND LEPROSY TOO: The government is offering free tuition to students agreeing to take four-year courses on Marxism-Leninism and the thoughts of Ho Chi Minh, the country’s revolutionary hero, at state-run universities. Students who study certain medical specialties such as tuberculosis and leprosy also get a free ride. Ordinarily they would have to pay the equivalent of about $200 a year for tuition.

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