On July 31, Hanoi National University issued a written request to the rector of its College of Economics to report on the organization of the recent graduation ceremony, including the controversial ceremony attire. Vietnam’s state-controlled media cited the direction of the Director of Hanoi National University as just mentioned.
The reporting deadline is given by August 2, 2022.
Many people on social media in Vietnam in the past few days have reacted to the uniform worn by the rector of the College of Economics on July 29 at the graduation ceremony in 2022 for nearly 1,000 bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. students from this school.
Rector Nguyen Truc Le, wearing a velvet shirt, and red hat, holding a knobstick, wearing a robe and a necklace, led the school’s teachers. The members of the ceremonial committee also wear red velvet shirts and black hats.
Some comments on Facebook said it was “formal, colorful, painted, demanding, even ridiculous.”