The celebration was held by Hue University and Thua Thien-Hue College of Education with traditional rituals such as praying for luck, splashing water and typing a string around a person’s wrist. Lao students introduced the unique culture of Laos through art performances. Bunpimay festival is observed on April 13-16 annually to pray for good weather, health, abundant harvests and prosperity. The programme helps cheer up Lao students and tightens friendship between the two countries. On the occasion, the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and Hue University presented certificates of merit to 60 outstanding Lao students. Universities and colleges across Thua Thien-Hue province have trained about 1,100 Lao students via a cooperation programme between Vietnamese and Lao localities. They have also built lodging for more than 500 Lao students. Schools have held culture, art and sport activities for Vietnamese and Lao students to promote their their friendship and mutual understanding … [Read more...] about Over 500 Lao students welcome traditional New Year festival in Hue
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The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has published 32 textbooks for eight subjects and experience activities, but these do not include textbooks for English. According to Tien Phong, at the workshop titled ‘Vietnam Education Publishing House and the task of renovating general education program and textbooks’, in the North, the publisher introduced four sets of sample textbooks which have been approved by the Appraisal Council. Article 5 of Circular No 33 on standards, process of compiling and editing textbooks, says that textbooks must properly and fully present the content of learning subject curricula or educational activities; and they must be basic, scientific, practical and consistent with the reality of Vietnam. Therefore, there must be specific regulations and standards on using foreign textbooks for Vietnam’s schools. If using foreign books, publishing houses only cooperate with foreign publishers to make a profit. Meanwhile, the textbook … [Read more...] about English textbooks not yet approved by Education Ministry, why?
At the celebration for Lao traditional New Year festival of Bunpimay The celebration was held by the Hue University and Hue College of Education with various traditional rituals such as splashing water to pray for prosperity in the new year, and tying strings around a person’s wrist to wish for good health, luck and success. Lao students introduced their unique culture through their traditional dance. Bunpimay festival is observed on April 13-16 annually to pray for good weather, health, abundant harvests and prosperity. The programme helps cheer up Lao students and tightens friendship and solidarity between the two countries. On the occasion, the Lao Consulate General in Da Nang city presented certificates of merit to 15 Lao students for their excellent academic performance. Universities and colleges across Thua Thien-Hue province have trained about 1,200 Lao students via a cooperation programme between Vietnamese and Lao localities. Annually, the province provides 10 … [Read more...] about Lao students in Thua Thien-Hue celebrate Bunpimay festival
Drug addicts make shoes at Bau Bang Rehabilitation Centre in the central city of Da Nang (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Drug addiction among young people has remained high and is the main cause of crimes among them, with half of young addicts having committed crimes, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). Nguyen Trong Dam, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said that the ministry estimated that there are about 222,580 drug addicts nationwide, most of them under 35. Of that, 8 percent started using drugs when they were adolescents. The rate of those using synthetic drugs, such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, ketamine, amphetamine or cannabis was rising annually, by an increase of between six and eight percent a year on average. In big cities such as Dong Nai, Da Nang and Tra Vinh, about 80 percent of drug addicts were reported to use synthetic drugs. These drugs can cause symptoms such as physical and mental malfunctions, … [Read more...] about Drug addiction drives youngsters to commit crimes
Vietnam's emerging startup scene is proving to be a case of right place, right time for local and international venture capital funds. Eleven “rising star” startups in Southeast Asia in September converged at the “500 Startups Demo Day” in Ho Chi Minh City to spotlight the dynamic technology landscape in Vietnam and broader Southeast Asia. “There’s more hype about Vietnam’s tech scene now than ever before, as this is an exciting time for Vietnam overall,” said Mr. Eddie Thai, General Partner at 500 Startups Vietnam. “Vietnam is fast becoming an attractive destination for local and international venture capital funds, who are hoping to capture the growing consumer opportunities and leverage the Vietnamese entrepreneurial spirit.” Rising appetite Vietnam’s startup sector is growing at a rapid clip despite the global economic slump and is closing the gap with regional leaders. In only two years, it has made a big leap … [Read more...] about Startups catching the eye