Around 30,728 students registered to participate in the English competition. This is a biggest number of students taking part in the competition since its debut five years ago.
Annual English Champion Contest 2018 is organized in the country by IvyPrep Education and iSMART Education.
The first round was held yesterday with the participation of 30,000, 60 percent of them are fourth and fifth graders and the remaining are sixth, seventh and eighth students.
Statistically, 70 percent are students from big cities such as Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City while 30 percent are from many provinces including mountainous and island districts namely Vi Xuyen in the northern province of Ha Giang, Con Dao island district of the southern province of Ba Ria- Vung Tau and Don village of the highlands province of Dak Lak.
This year, the number of participants in HCMC skyrocket with 18,047 registered students accounting for 60 percent of total candidates.