Education and training

Vocational education

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Aviation training center inaugurated

Cambodia’s first Civil Aviation Training Center, with funding from South Korea, was officially inaugurated on March 22 and already plans to receive 274 trainees for its 14 training courses. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Mao Havannall, a secretary of state at the State Secretariat of Civil ...

Despite gains, development lags

Between the years of 1990 and 2015, Cambodia saw the region’s highest rate of improvement in the UN’s Human Development Index, a metric that tracks wellbeing, though the country’s overall score remains well below the average for countries in East Asia and the Pacific, a ...

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