Teacher colleges in Mekong Delta close

Several colleges of teacher training in the Mekong Delta provinces have closed in the last several years because of a shortage of students. The Cà Mau Province’s College of Teachers Training, for example, was dissolved by the provincial People’s Committee late last year. Trần Hồng ...

Costly education project debacle causes loss in public confidence

Many educational projects capitalized at trillions of dong have failed, but negative consequences have affected generations of students. The new general education programming became a hot topic of discussion on education forums after MOET opened the draft frame curriculum for public opinion some days ago. Many parents ...

Vietnam must not adopt 100% foreign curricula: professor

If Vietnam wants to apply foreign curricula, it can import textbooks in natural sciences and technology. However, the structure of educational systems around the world is quite different and developed countries change curricula every five to seven years, according to Professor Nguyen Minh Thuyet, chief ...

Dairy, real estate giants interested in education sector

More and more big investors are pouring money into the education sector, which is seen as profitable and safe. In early 2017, TH Group, a dairy producer, officially put its school system into operation. Students can study at TH schools from two years old until they finish ...

School violence blamed on "boring" curricula

Boards with the words ‘Tien hoc le, hau hoc van’ (study manners first and then learn to read and write) are hung at every school in Vietnam. However, schools do not attach much importance to teaching politeness to students, parents and students have said. Many school violence ...

Earlier sex education needed to fight abuse

Public concern is once again inspiring changes to education programmes in schools, with calls for more sex education to be included in the curriculum so that children can better protect themselves from sexual abuse. Recent reports of children being sexually abused in different parts of ...

Ministry, UNFPA to increase investment in adolescent girls' education

The Ministry of Education and Sports and the United Nations Population Fund have agreed to strengthen their partnership by continuing to build on their campaign titled Noi. The Ministry signed off on the Implementing Partner Agreement and 2017 Annual Work Plan with the UNFPA on ...

Laos, partners agree on education development projects

The government has received support for two education development projects in Huaphan province from the Australian government, European Union, ChildFund Australia and ChildFund Korea, worth a total of almost US$2 million. The two projects are Basic Education Quality and Access in the Lao PDR Non-Governmental ...

Monastic school teachers to get training

Thousands of teachers in Buddhist monastic schools are going to be trained on how to deal with children better. Phaung Daw Oo Monastic Affiliated High School principal Sayadaw U Nayaka said the teachers would receive training in child-centred teaching approach in the 2017-18 academic year. ...

K30b request to boost Yangon power approved

A request of K30 billion from the special reserved fund, granted by Budget Law of the Union 2016, to be spent for supplying the electricity power shortage in Yangon Region during the summer season was approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on March 17 amidst complaints ...

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