Many classrooms in Thanh Hoa and Son La provinces have been ruined by heavy rains over the past two days. Floods in Son La Province Ngo Phi Hung, head of the Department of Education and Training in Quan Hoa District, Thanh Hoa Province, said on August 30 that heavy rains and landslides had destroyed many classrooms the previous day. A number of classrooms at Trung Son Primary School were buried. Hung said they had ordered to let the pupils stay at home as they would have to cross rivers and streams to get to the school so no one was at school during the incident. Teachers had to clean up the site and moved equipment to other rooms. Officials from the Department of Education and Training also arrived at the scene. Heavy rains in Quan Hoa District have caused severe landslides Tang Village and destroyed two houses on August 28. No one was hurt but most of their belongings were damaged. The rising water level in Ma River caused erosion and destroyed the house of Ha Van Thuat and … [Read more...] about Mountainous schools damaged by heavy rains
VietNamNet Bridge - Experts do not believe that the monopoly in textbook compilation will end, though the Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha vowed to terminate the monopoly by holding auctions to find compilers.MOET is a textbook compiler Nha recently said during his trip to Can Tho City that the education reform program is being implemented in a methodical way and reaffirmed the principle of ‘one curriculum, many sets of textbooks’.At present, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is the only agency which has the right to compile textbooks for general education. However, the monopoly will terminate in the future: all individuals and institutions can compile textbooks if they can satisfy the requirements. However, experts doubt the monopoly will terminate as Nha promised. Under Circular 33 dated in 2017 stipulating the standard textbook compilation process, textbook samples must be approved by the Minister of Education and Training before they are put … [Read more...] about Education Ministry’s plan to terminate textbook compilation monopoly raises doubts
VietNamNet Bridge – With the new school year approaching, 43 cities and provinces across the country are facing a shortage of teachers. Crowded classrooms: The new school year is approaching but the country is still lacking nearly 76,000 teachers at different education levels. - VNA/VNS Photo Quy Trung According to the latest statistics of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the cities and provinces still lack nearly 76,000 teachers, the Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer) online newspaper reported. The most serious shortage is seen at the kindergarten education level, which lacks 40,000 teachers, said Nguyen Thi Nghia, deputy minister of education. Nghia said the shortage is seen in many localities, especially Dien Bien Province and the Mekong Delta region. Statistics show that the central province of Ha Tinh alone is still in need of 800 teachers and about 1,200 kids have been unable to enroll at public kindergartens this school year due to the serious shortage of … [Read more...] about Teacher shortage clouds school year
VietNamNet Bridge - The students who got the highest scores at the national high-school finals have successfully enrolled in the universities of their choice. Hoang Duc Thuan, the highest scorer at Hanoi Pharmacy University Hoang Duc Thuan, a math major at the Hung Vuong High School for the Gifted in Phu Tho province, is the highest scorer at Hanoi Pharmacy University. At first, Thuan registered to study at the Information Technology Faculty of the Hanoi University of Natural Sciences. But later, after consideration, he decided to apply for the pharmacy school. Thuan was famous before he appeared in local newspapers with his impressive exam results. He got 28.25 scores for three A-group exam subjects (10 for math, 9.5 for physics and 8.75 for chemistry). Thuan said the 10 score for math was a surprise. The won first prize at the provincial competition for excellent students in math when he was in 12th grade and first prize at the Hanoi Open Mathematics Competition when he was in the … [Read more...] about Where are the top 10 exam scorers studying?
Hanoi Department of Education and Training has proposed to allow two teachers per class due to the high number of pupils. Le Ngoc Quang, deputy director of the Department of Education and Training said overcrowding was unavoidable, especially at popular schools. According to the regulations, there should be one teacher per 35 pupils. However, in many schools, up to 60 pupils have to share a classroom. Besides opening more classrooms, the department will assign one assistant teacher to overcrowded rooms. "Classes with more than 60 pupils will have two teachers. It's just a temporary fix but we have to do it. We have to ensure education quality for the pupils no matter what," he said. In the long-term, the department will review the number of schools in each ward and district and report to the city people's committee and people's council for better planning. In the past decade, the number of pupils in Hanoi has increased by 41% and the number of classrooms increased … [Read more...] about Double teaching staff to deal with overcrowded classes