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 cases have occurred recently, raising concerns among the public. Several days ago, one secondary school student in Do Luong district of Nghe An province killed another student after a fight. Parents believe that educators must take responsibility for the increased school violence. Deputy Minister of Education and Training (MOET) Nguyen Thi Nghia, noting that school violence is getting more serious, admitted that students are not well educated in morality and manners.

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