What was the impact of education on the Vietnamese elite?

  • Students fought against the colonial government’s efforts to prevent the Vietnamese from qualifying for white-collar jobs.
  • They were inspired by patriotic feelings and felt that it was their duty to fight for the society.
  • By the 1920s, students formed various political parties, such as ‘Party of Young Annan’ and published nationalist journals like ‘Annanese Student’.
  • The French tried to strengthen their rule through the control of education. They tried to change the perception of the people and to make them believe in the superiority of the French.