VietNamNet Bridge - The new academic year has begun, but some parents and students have been on tenterhooks as they still cannot buy textbooks. Textbooks will be replaced as a part of the education renovation program Nguyen Van Tung, deputy editor-in-chief of the Vietnam Education Publishing House, admitted the lack of textbooks in some localities, blaming it on the sharp increase in the number of students. In addition, textbooks will be replaced as a part of the education renovation program, so local book and school teaching aid companies have lowered the number of printed copies they ordered to avoid too much inventory. This has affected the publishing house’s printing and distribution plan. In preparing for the new academic year 2018-2019, the publishing house set up its printing and distribution plan based on the numbers of textbooks ordered by the companies, and on the distribution situation in previous years. To date, the publishing house has released 108.8 million … [Read more...] about Is publishing monopoly is to blame for shortage of textbooks?
VietNamNet Bridge - Parents and students, after experiencing a confusing high-school enrollment season, have heard that the Hanoi Education and Training Department is drawing up three new enrollment plans for the next academic year.The Hanoi education department is considering three enrollment plans Ninth graders and their parents in Hanoi are worried that the plan for the 2019-2020 academic year will be different from this year, which means they will have to prepare in other ways for the entrance exams. They still don’t know how to prepare because the final enrollment plan has not been finalized yet. The Hanoi Education and Training Department is considering three enrollment plans. With Plan 2, students would have math and literature tests. State-owned high schools will select students based on test scores and records at secondary schools. With Plan 3, there would be three tests in math, literature and a test of integrated subjects. There are two choices for groups … [Read more...] about Education department changes enrollment plans
Schools across the country will hold ceremonies to launch the 2018-2019 school year on September 5, the Ministry of Education and Training has requested. Accordingly, the ministry stressed that ceremonies must be solemn but simple and designed to suit children and local conditions. In preparation for the new school year, the ministry asked departments of Education and Training nationwide to promptly complete the provision of teaching equipment and tools to schools as well as the repair and upgrade of school infrastructure, especially classrooms, libraries, toilets and clean water supply facilities. They were required to ensure sufficient qualified teachers for schools in line with regulations and strengthen inspections of educational establishments’ operation, particularly school expenditures and revenues. The departments were assigned to issue codes of conduct and curricula as regulated by the ministry, and offer pick-ups to new students, thus making … [Read more...] about New school year ceremony to be held nationwide on September 5
Lac Hong University’s LH – Galaxy team representing Vietnam at the 2018 ABU Asia – Pacific Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) beat China team to win the competition for the seventh time. Vietnam has won the event for the seventh time. The contest took place on August 26 in the northern province of Ninh Binh. This year featured 19 teams from 18 countries including two from Vietnam. The 2018 ABU Robobon’s concept is “Throwing con”, inspired by a Vietnamese folk game. “Throwing con” is popular among northern ethnic minority people during festivals, in which players throw a ball made from cloth through a ring on top of a 15-20m tall bamboo pole. This was the third time Vietnam had hosted the contest designed for technology students in the Asia-Pacific region. Earlier, Vietnam triumphed at the ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest six times. The championships were claimed by Ho Chi Minh City University of Science and Technology in 2002, 2004 and 2006, … [Read more...] about Vietnamese team triumphs at 2018 ABU Robocon contest
VietNamNet Bridge - Many pedagogical schools complain that the numbers of students applying for admission was too modest after the first enrollment campaign. Excellent students do not want to become teachers because of low salaries and hard work, while less capable students want to teach, but are often rejected. Vice rector of the college, Tran Anh Tu, admitted that it is very difficult to find students. Only several students registered to study math, literature and biology teaching, but they were refused as their scores were lower than 17, the required minimum score set by MOET. RELATED NEWS Enrollment declines at pedagogy schools, education reform in danger Pedagogy school enrollment declines despite lax admission standards Mai Thanh … [Read more...] about Pedagogical schools say they cannot find enough students