On Oct 4th 2010, Mr. Doan Hong Nam – the President of IIG Vietnam signed the cooperation agreement with Mr Pham Van Nha – Rector of Rubber Industrial College (RIC) to officially appoint RIC the exclusively authorized test site in Binh Phuoc province in administering TOEIC, TOEIC Bridge, TOEFL ITP tests. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr. Doan Hong Nam on behalf of IIG Vietnam also committed to provide comprehensive cooperation and support that help RIC in placement tests, curriculum development, TOEIC-oriented training courses for teachers as well as graduation exams for students.
According to Mr. Pham Van Nha, English standardization as well as the preparation for competitive readiness with TOEIC standard when entering labor market will not only be beneficial for students but also help to promote RIC’s prestige and image. As a result, RIC decided that since academic year 2010, TOEIC will be used for students’ English assessment, placement tests, midterm tests and criterion for graduation. On Sep 16th 2010, 329 new students already took TOIEC Bridge for placement test.