Illustration by Đàm Minh Chí Chu Lan Hương Recently, a video that spread along the social media landscape showed a teacher beating and scolding a student in a primary school in HCM City, raising debate among both educators and parents. The clip was made by a hidden camera installed without the school's notice by concerned parents. There is no doubt the teacher was wrong to beat the student. But hiding a camera in a classroom is also questionable. After the incident, many parents have expressed interest in installing cameras in classrooms so they can keep tabs on their kids and teachers. The issue has divided parents and teachers. “In recent years, there have been many cases that teachers verbally insulted and performed violent actions on students so I want to know what is happening to my child at school,” said Phan Thu Hiền, a 35-year-old mother in Hà Nội’s Cầu Giấy District. … [Read more...] about Talk around town: Do we really need cameras in our classrooms?
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Warm-hearted: Nhị says her job requires love, patience, respect. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Phương By Diệp Trương With the warm heart of a mother, Đỗ Thị Nhị, owner of private special school Bình Minh in Từ Sơn Town, the northern province of Bắc Ninh, has raised hundreds of children with autism, helping them gain confidence and lead a normal life. Children call her “Mum”, which demonstrates her successful work with the children. Born into a poor farmer family in Phú Lâm Commune in Bắc Ninh, Nhị had a difficult childhood. She was the ninth child in her family. At 3 years old, her mom passed away, while one of her older brothers was born with a brain disorder which affected his growth. Every day, the family received help from their neighbours. Some gave them food, some clothes, some footwear, so they could go to school. “I lived in difficulty but I … [Read more...] about Woman opens her heart to hundreds of autism children
“Vietnam – Our motherland/With vast paddy fields, no paradise on earth can be comparable/ Cranes’ wings spread over the sky/ Trường Sơn Mountain hides in fluffy clouds.” Ly and her Vietnamese-Lao students An extract from poet Nguyễn Đình Thi’s Việt Nam - Our Motherland is the first lesson Hoàng Ly Ly, 24, from Cam Lộ District in the central province of Quảng Trị teaches her Vietnamese students in Seno, a small town in Savannakhet Province, Laos. It was a special day when Ly, graduating from Quảng Trị Province’s College of Education with honours more than two years ago, submitted her letter asking to voluntarily teach language and literature for Vietnamese children living in Laos. Ly was sent to Nguyễn Trãi Primary School in Seno Town. The school has 223 students, all Vietnamese. While Lao teachers are in charge of social and natural sciences, Ly teaches them … [Read more...] about Vietnamese teacher spreads the word in Laos
Companies issue $7.7b worth of bonds in nine months The nine-month value is equal to nearly 80 per cent of the total bond issuance value in 2018. The figure is also lower than the total registered value of nearly VND276.9 trillion (nearly $12 billion), which means nearly VND98 trillion bonds were unsold. In September, 28 companies made 60 issuances with total capital raised of VND19.4 trillion (excluding international bond issues). Most bonds were three-year term with total value of VND13.5 trillion. Interest rates of bonds issued in September ranged between 6 per cent and 11 per cent per annum. Banks were the main player in the bond market with total issuance value of VND14.1 trillion in September, accounting for 72.78 per cent of total market value. Real estate companies followed with VND965 billion (4.97 per cent) and securities firm with VND413 billion (2.13 per cent). Bonds issued by banks also had the lowest interest rate, averaging only 6.71 per cent per year. Some companies … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 18
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister’s activities in Vietnam Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An (L) and Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspection Men Sam An has visited the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) in Hanoi as part of her going visit to Vietnam from October 14 to 19. Chairman of BIDV's Board of Directors Phan Duc Tu said implementing the policy of the two countries’ governments on promoting investment, trade and tourism activities, the bank has set up commercial representative offices in the fields of finance, banking and insurance in Cambodia since 2009. BIDV is now the leading Vietnamese financial institution in direct investment activities and financial and credit cooperation in Cambodia, he added. After 10 years … [Read more...] about VIETNAM POLITICAL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 18