Education and training

Higher education

Bachelor’s degree graduates rush to vocational schools

Many graduates with bachelor’s are attending vocational schools because they have been unable to find jobs. Analysts have warned about the big waste of society’s resources as many graduates, after spending money and time at university, are now returning to vocational school. Vice Rector of Pasteur Hanoi ...

Government rethinks softer teacher entry rules

The Education Ministry has bowed to pressure from academics who have criticised its policy to allow graduates who do not hold a degree in education to enter the teacher recruitment process. Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin said on March 28 the controversial policy would be adjusted by ...

ASEM conference on innovative education to be held in VN

An ASEM conference will take place in Central Hue City on March 30-31 to discuss innovative education and human resource building for sustainable development. The conference was initiated by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc under the sponsorship of five member countries, Finland, India, Indonesia, Japan and ...

PM welcomes Singapore volunteers

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on Thursday received a courtesy visit by a group of almost 60 Singaporean students from various schools and universities who are contributing to educational development in Laos. The group was led by the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Laos ...

Ministry to hear out nursing students

The Ministry of Health and Sports will talk to nursing students who staged a protest on March 15, its permanent secretary Dr Thet Khaing Win said. He said the ministry would negotiate with the students until their problems were settled. “We will discuss until they are ...

University staff warned of behaviour’ on social media

Lecturers of a northern university will have to think twice before posting a message on online media. Offending posts may affect staff performance reviews and salary adjustments, according to university rules that came into effect on February 20. The rules describe the use of online media ...

Cambodia's teachers cannot afford to be professional

Few teachers in the public system anywhere in the world will tell you that high salaries are one of the perks of the job. Educators in Cambodia, however, face an uphill battle just to get started in the profession. Recently, a 43-year-old veteran teacher, who ...

Laos, UK continue cooperation in education development

The Ministry of Education and Sports will continue its cooperation with the UK government in furthering the development of the country’s education sector. During his visit to Laos, Mr John Virgoe, Head of the South East Asia Department the department responsible for UK government policy ...

Vietnam vows to have 35 percent of universities accredited by year-end

The Ministry of Education and Training has decided that 35 percent of total universities and 10 percent of pedagogical junior colleges in Vietnam must be accredited by the end of 2017. Vietnam has several accreditation centers which have just been put into operation. Under the plan ...

Unemployment edging up, NESDB says

Although unemployment was still quite low in 2016 at 0.99 per cent, it has been relentlessly climbing, with rates of 0.8 per cent in 2013 and 0.9 per cent in 2014 and 2015. The National Economic and Social Development Board said on March 6 that January’s unemployment ...

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