Vietnamese education is struggling to find an educational philosophy. In the context of the 4.0 industry era, education cannot operate with 1.0 technology. In the digital age, classrooms must not limit themselves to analog walls. In the context of the 4.0 industry era, education cannot operate with 1.0 technology. In the digital age, classrooms must not limit themselves to analog walls. Vietnam only has a 4.9 on a 10-point scale for readiness for the 4.0 revolution. Despite the high PISA, it still ranks 90th/100 in Technology and Innovation; 92nd/100 in technology platform, 77th/100 in creative capacity; and 70th/100 on Human Resources. Four steps in the innovation process Kim Chi Hoa Binh’s education chief dismissed following score scandal Hoa Binh provincial authorities today fired Bui Trong Dac, director of the provincial Department of Education and Training, for his mismanagement leading to the high-profile score manipulation scandal. Foreign funds pour … [Read more...] about What educational model does Vietnam need in the 4.0 era?
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The efforts to improve English teaching and learning quality have been disappointing. English was one of two subjects with the lowest scores at the 2019 high school final exam. Sai Cong Hong, deputy director of the Ministry of Education and Training’s Quality Assurance Department, said the average score in English in the last three years from 2017 to 2019 was below 5.0. The most common scores were 3-3.4. The 10-year teaching program is mostly implemented in provinces/cities with good socio-economic conditions. With heavier investments in English teaching, the 10-year programs result in better English skills than those in the 7-year program. Dang Hiep Giang from the Secondary Education Department said two foreign language teaching programs exist concurrently, including a 7-year program (students begin learning English inthe sixth grade) and 10-year program (beginning in the third grade). The average score of students in the 10-year program on the 2019 high school finals … [Read more...] about Minister of Education concerned about low English teaching quality
Asia News Japan unveils US$120 billion fiscal boost to fight external risks, post-Olympics slump Thursday, Dec 5, 2019,12:44 (GMT+7) Japan unveils US$120 billion fiscal boost to fight external risks, post-Olympics slump Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the ASEAN-Japan Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019 – PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan unveiled a US$120 billion fiscal package on Thursday to support stalling growth in the world’s third-largest economy amid offshore risks and as policymakers look to sustain activity beyond the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the 13 trillion yen (93.3 billion pounds) package on Thursday, the size of which had been reported previously. The government is expected to announce further details of the package later in the day after the cabinet has approved it. “We managed to compile a strong policy package,” Abe told … [Read more...] about Japan unveils US$120 billion fiscal boost to fight external risks, post-Olympics slump
A part of Cocobay Da Nang. Photo courtesy of Empire Group. Shock waves swept through the investors a few days ago as Empire Group, the developer of the Cocobay Da Nang Complex, announced that it will stop paying shophouse and condotel buyers the annuity it had promised them, citing financial difficulties. It had earlier guaranteed these payments until 2026. The promise of guaranteed annual returns has been a primary factor in attracting thousands to invest in condotels. The first condotel project in Vietnam came up in 2013 on a seaside street in the central resort town of Nha Trang. A year later another was developed in Da Nang City. But the concept of condotels was still new to Vietnamese investors and the guaranteed return policy had yet to appear. It was not until 2016 that the craze really took root, with condotels appearing at coastal resorts alongside villas and more modest houses. These term became well-known across the country as many developers, small and big, … [Read more...] about Guaranteed returns ploy driving condotel craze fraught with risk
Selected from thousands of students’ scientific projects85 universities and academies, 419 entries have been sent to the council. The annual Scientific Research Awards for Student is to encourage students to get involved in Scientific Research and develop their creative thinking, self-study, learning autonomy skills and teamwork. It is also believed that institutions will further invest into student researches, hence a development in training quality. Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc regarded the awards as a healthful playground for students in higher education institutions. In the period of 2011-2019, the jury has received 2,633 entries, many of which have been published locally and internationally. By PHAN THAO - Translated by ANH QUAN Tags: Scientific Research Students Awards 2019 closing ceremony … [Read more...] about Ten first prizes given at Scientific Research Awards 2019 closing ceremony