Education and training

Development and assistance for education

Plans firm up for Lao education development

Senior education officials and development partners gathered in Vientiane for a meeting of the Education Sector Working Group to endorse the sub-sector plan of the education sector development plan for 2016-20 before submission to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. Another key objective of the meeting ...

Vietnam training classes lacking students

As of August, only 15,000 of the 330,000 people eligible for unemployment allowances had enrolled in vocational training programmes, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The unemployed will receive a maximum monthly vocational training allowance of VND1 million (nearly US$45) per person ...

Lao Ministry to deploy teachers to wipe out illiteracy

The Ministry of Education and Sports is sending over 20 volunteer teachers to educate illiterate rural areas around the country early next year to replicate an earlier successful Saravan province pilot programme. The teachers will come from the Physical Education Teacher Training College, Dongkhamxang Teacher Training ...

Education association hits back at Sam Rainsy

The Cambodian Higher Education Association released a statement on 11 October defending its members against claims made last week by CNRP President Sam Rainsy, who criticized the quality of Cambodia’s postsecondary education system. Keep reading ...

Positive early results for Cambodia ‘back to school’ push

Some 14,000 school drop-outs have returned to class under a $19 million scheme launched last year by a coalition of education groups, the organisations said on 30 September. Out-of-school kids include children from poor and remote communities, ethnic minorities, kids over-age for their grade level, street ...

School fee limits set for new academic year

In the wake of complaints by students’ parents about the annual increases in tuition fees, the Vientiane Education and Sports Department has set a cap on fee increases.  The department has set a limit for both state and private schools in Vientiane, from kindergarten to secondary ...

Teaching Vietnamese in Laos, students foster national friendship

A group of students from central Vietnam have joined hands to teach Vietnamese in the neighboring country of Laos and helped cement the friendship between the two nations. The course in Laos’ Xiangkhouang Province is part of the summer volunteer activities of an international volunteer team ...

Vietnam sponsors educational, cultural centres in Laos

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s financial gifts were handed over to authorities in the Lao provinces of Luang Prabang and Houaphanh to build cultural and educational facilities. Keep reading ...

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