VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House has finally stated that it will not raise textbook prices for the 2019-2020 academic year. At first, the Education Publishing House announced that the textbook price would increase by 30 percent but then changed its mind. Analysts believe that the final decision was made following intervention by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) which sent an urgent dispatch to the publishing house. The Education Publishing House has complained about losses from textbook publication for many years. It has had to pay more for its workforce, printing house and transportation, but has not received financial support from the state. Parents have been warned that the publishing house will try to raise textbook prices, sooner or later. RELATED NEWS New policy may make it more difficult to control textbook market Price of textbooks to remain same for 2018-19 school year Mai Chi … [Read more...] about Education Publishing House will not raise textbook prices
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Education Publishing House: is it making a profit or taking a loss? The controversy continues. VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House (EPH) reported that it incurs a loss of VND40 billion each year in printing and distributing textbooks. Publishing is carried out in accordance with the Education and Publishing Laws However, its financial report shows that it makes a profit of VND150 billion, though textbooks account for 60 percent of revenue. In principle, textbooks, after being compiled and edited, must get approval from an inspection team before they are signed into publishing by Minister of Education and Training The content of textbooks must not be amended without the education ministry’s approval. The content of textbooks has remained unchanged since 2002-2008, when the textbooks were first published. US$1=VND22,000 RELATED NEWS New policy may make it more difficult to control textbook market Is there a new battle for textbook market share? Kim Chi … [Read more...] about Education Publishing House: is it making a profit or taking a loss? The controversy continues.
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Government has not made any plans to reform Vietnamese language teaching in the coming years, said Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam at the meeting of National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Wednesday. Đam made the statement while responding to the question of NA Judicial Committee Chairwoman Lê Thị Nga over recent controversial debates on education, especially the pilot method to reform Vietnamese language teaching. Regarding the so-called educational technology curriculum that teaches Vietnamese language for first grade students, Đam said the Ministry of Education and Training has affirmed that using round, square and triangle shapes aims to teach kids pronunciation, not to reform teaching altogether. NA deputies agreed that as education imposes profound and long-term impacts on society, policy-related changes need careful consideration. The deputies proposed the Government submit new … [Read more...] about Education discussed by NASC
In the upcoming academic year, the Ministry of Education and Training will restructure organizational and management systems in pre-schools and general educational establishments, and build more kindergartens in industrial parks and export processing zones. IT application in teaching will be boosted while higher education will be further improved in line with regional and global standards. The 2018-2019 school year is forecast to face numerous difficulties as many localities have recently experienced devastating flooding, which resulted in degrading school infrastructure, classrooms, and teaching and learning equipment. Pham Hung Anh, Deputy Director of the Department for Material Facilities and School Equipment, said, “We have asked localities to thoroughly review the existing infrastructure and school equipment, and prepare plans on repairs, upgrades, and equipment procurement. To date, all 63 provinces and cities nationwide have submitted their plans to relevant authorities, … [Read more...] about Education sector ready for new school year
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?