_Hong Kong students wear masks before the graduation ceremony of Hong Kong Polytechnic University on November 5, 2019, marking a month of a ban on wearing masks to protest in Hong Kong._
After the social media buzz about some Facebookers claiming to be students of Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy accusing that they were ordered by the principal of Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy to forbid students to share posts about the protest in Hong Kong, if violated, will be expelled. On November 22, 2019, a document issued by the Principal of Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy signed has been issued. This document said organizations and individuals that "misrepresent, slander, affect the reputation and honor of the school will be fully responsible before the law." . However, the text neither confirmed nor denied the rumor.
_Text of HCMC Pedagogical University, Courtesy of FB_
Need to know: Under the current education law of Vietnam, there is no provision to prohibit students from speaking on social networks. And according to students of Pedagogy University, the school's regulations do not prohibit this.
In Vietnam, people expressed their opinions online, especially sensitive issues such as democracy and politics, which were strictly controlled and monitored. Although the people's right to protest is recognized by the constitution, the National Assembly of Vietnam has not yet passed this law. During the massive protests in 2016 against the Special Zone and Cyber Security bill, many people were arrested for participating in protests. Some universities and colleges in Vietnam issue official written notices on the web asking students not to participate in demonstrations.
What do you think if a university prohibits its students from paying attention to social, political and democratic issues? Whether this care may support or not support a reality. So how will the future intellectuals of the country become people?