A classroom in Hà Nội. Hà Nội will raise tuition fees at public schools this academic year. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s People’s Council has approved a resolution to raise tuition fees at some public schools in the academic year 2019-20. The tuition fees for nursery and high schools will all be raised in urban, rural and mountainous areas. The monthly tuition fee per pupil in urban areas will rise by 40 per cent from VNĐ155,000 (US$6.40) to VNĐ217,000 ($9.04). Monthly tuition fees for pupils in rural areas will be raised by 26.7 per cent from VNĐ75,000 ($3.10) to VNĐ95,000 ($3.90), and those in mountainous areas will be raised by 26.3 per cent from VNĐ19,000 ($0.79) to VNĐ24,000 ($1). Tuition fees for five-year-old children and pupils at secondary schools will be kept unchanged this academic year. Monthly tuition fees for these students will be VNĐ155,000 ($6.4) in urban … [Read more...] about Hà Nội sets to raise tuition fees at public schools
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Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương Though school regulations do not allow students to use mobile phones in classes, I’ve seen many cases, including my nephews, carrying smartphones and using them publicly in schools. Mobile phones, especially smartphones, have become an essential part of our daily lives. I can’t imagine going one day without touching my iPhone, as I need to make calls, reply to messages, draft emails, and scroll my social feeds. Of course, I’m already an adult. I first had my phone about 10 years ago when I was 16, and I felt okay with having it at that age. However, I believe that’s not the case these days as even my 10-year-old nephew has asked his father for a phone. That’s why when I noticed the topic of phones in schools, I had mixed feelings as to whether mobile phones are beneficial or distracting for students. I spoke with four people, two of them four or five years … [Read more...] about Should students use mobile phones in schools?
Vietnam puts great value in education and training, setting the high demand for international Vietnamese families usually spend an average of 47 per cent of their total expenses for their children’s education. In contrast with the huge demand, the market is still short of modern education models and courses using renowned international curricula, falling short of parent and student requirements. Over the past few years, the Vietnamese private education scene has seen the entrance of big names like Vinschool, TH School, VAS Hanoi, Wellspring, Ecokids, and others. The most highlighted example is Vingroup’s Vinschool. After more than five years in operation, Vinschool has become the largest education system in the country, with 27 campuses across mainly Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Haiphong, enrolling nearly 23,000 students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Vinschool has taken on a pioneer position by reforming education in Vietnam, both in curriculum and philosophy. Doan … [Read more...] about Private school brands grow
Within three recent years, the sector in HCMC has seen greater progress in increasing application of technologies in classrooms. In a meeting early this year, Director of the municipal Department of Education and Training Le Hong Son announced his department of operating electronic information portal in all educational institutions with the aim to increase connection between parents and schools. Simultaneously, the sector also build database system to link with the city’s kind. Several projects such as smart school card, smart libraries or smart schools initially receive great support of schools. Accordingly, in 2019, the Department will continue enhancing technology application projects concentrating on measures to improve administrative reform and building online public service, software for online teaching and learning to serve students’ demand. One of the first step of the project “ Developing and technology adoption in the education sector” for the … [Read more...] about HCMC increases use of technologies in schools
HCM City’s authorities have reduced tuition fees for children in nursery and secondary schools for the 2018-2019 school year. HCM City reduces school fees for local public schools On February 14, the Department of Education in HCM City issued guidelines on how to implement Resolution 25 which was issued in December 2018 on school fee adjustments for nursery and secondary public schools. Starting from the second semester, nursery children in 19 districts in HCM City will enjoy new tuition of VND200,000 (USD8.6) per child per month. The monthly tuition for children in five suburb districts is lower at VND120,000 per child. Monthly tuition for continuing education secondary schools is VND60,000 and VND30,000 for inner and suburb districts. The city authorities will provide a subsidy of over VND150bn (USD6.5m) annually to implement the programme. Last year, the Department of Education proposed to exempt tuition for all secondary pupils in HCM City. However, the Ministry of … [Read more...] about HCM City reduces school fees for local public schools