Education and training

Primary and secondary education

Students are dropping out along Cambodia’s border with Thailand

A Cambodian official has reported that about 23% of children in three provinces along the border with Thailand have stopped attending school. The Cambodian Education Minister Hangchuon Naron was speaking about the student dropout rate. He said that the rate in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and ...

Revised sex education curriculum planned for secondary schools

The government and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), together with civil society organisations, are discussing the inclusion of comprehensive sexuality education in the curriculum at lower and upper secondary schools. Keep reading ...

Family opens doors to tourists to help boys learn English

A family in Phitsanulok’s Muang district has opened its doors – with free accommodation for foreign backpackers to expose their two young sons to everyday use of English. The aim is to equip their children with English-language proficiency to benefit their futures. And the move ...

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 ...

Free private high school for under-privileged

A free private high school will be opened in Taunggok township, Rakhine State during this academic year to cater to students who are poor and cannot afford the fees.​ Sayadaw Eindapala, who heads the school establishment, said, “We cannot pay much to the teachers as ...

New rules could stymie education FDI

Experts have objected to several provisions of a draft decree on foreign investment in education saying they need further clarification and revision. They expressed their opinions at a consultative workshop held last week on a draft decree prepared by the Ministry of Education and Training. ...

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 ...

New education plan focuses on inspiring students

Education minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin has pledged to make upcoming educational reforms relevant to children. “Without relevancy, the reform can’t be successful,” he said on April 20 at a press conference on the new national education plan, which is meant to run from 2017 to 2036. Teerakiat said ...

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