The fact that leaders and officers of the HCM City Education and Training Department receive remuneration for compiling textbooks has caused a stir among the public. In a document from the Ministry of Education and Trianing (MOET) to the local press, the ministry affirmed that in order to ensure fairness, publicity and transparency in choosing textbooks, the ministry has drafted a circular (which has been published on its website for public opinions) which stipulates that those who compile and inspect textbooks will not be allowed to become members of councils which have the right to choose textbooks for use. The fact that the Vietnam Education Publishing House and the HCM City Education and Training Department are joining hands to compile textbooks is the responsibility of involved parties and they need to explain this to MOET. Meanwhile, at the workshop on renovating the general education program held by the Vietnam Education Publishing House recently, director of the HCM … [Read more...] about Is Education Ministry allowing HCM City to compile textbooks?
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The president of a university in Ho Chi Minh City has been accused of wastefulness building an artificial pine tree on the campus, whereas a university officer claims that both his school and alumni provide the fund for it. The school has allowed and supported the students in decorating the ‘smart pine tree’ for Christmas and New Year for the last four years, in line with its principles of education, according to Dr. Do Van Dung, president of the university. Those principles are making students feel proud of their school, helping international students remember their New Year and the school integrate into the world, and creating opportunities for students of different majors to innovate. “The pine tree of this year was designed by the students themselves who are from many majors like mechatronics, automation, engineering cybernetics, wood industry, architecture, and graphic design,” Dr. Dung said. “That’s multi-sectoral cooperation in a digital … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City university president faces allegation of waste building Christmas tree
Military officers of Cambodia's Kep province and Soc Trang officials pose for a photo at the meeting on January 29 (Photo: VNA) Soc Trang (VNA) – Officials from Kep province of Cambodia visited and offered greetings to authorities and people of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on January 29 ahead of Vietnam’s traditional Lunar New Year festival. Briefing his guests about local development, Vice Secretary of the Soc Trang Party Committee Huynh Van Sum said his province recorded an economic growth rate of 7.2 percent, along with surges in rice output and exports-imports in 2018. Soc Trang has always paid attention to enhancing development in local ethnic communities, especially Khmer people, he noted, adding that the Party and State’s policies targeting ethnic minorities have been implemented well. Ethnic households have been provided with houses, residential land, capital for economic activities and social welfares, thus helping with poverty elimination … [Read more...] about Cambodian officials share New Year joy with Soc Trang province
News that Vietnam is planning to replace its outdated residence books with an online database has gained widespread kudos, but police have warned residents not to get too excited just yet. The online system will not be ready until 2020, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Public Security said at a media conference Tuesday in what appears to be a move to ease premature expectations. To replace the books, Vietnam is expected to introduce a personal identification code which will be linked to data accessible to all government agencies. Current residency data is limited to the police and that’s why people need to present their residence books for most administrative procedures. Officers also said that the government does not plan on loosening citizen registration controls, and will be simply digitalizing the procedure. The switch was announced in a government resolution issued last week, which said Vietnam will stop managing its citizens through residence books that attach a person … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s residence book reforms won’t happen for another two years: police
A workshop themed "ASEAN 4.0: entrepreneurs in the fourth industrial revolution” takes place in Hanoi on August 21. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Opportunities and challenges facing ASEAN enterprises in the fourth industrial revolution (4.0) were the main discussion at a workshop hosted by the Foreign Ministry in Hanoi on August 21. The event, themed “ASEAN 4.0: entrepreneurs in the fourth industrial revolution”, forms part of activities ahead the World Economic Forum (WEF) ASEAN 2018 that will take place in Hanoi from September 11-13. It saw the participation of representatives from ASEAN embassies in Vietnam, ministries, leaders of top local technology enterprises and economic experts. Participants shared ideas and made policy recommendations to help ASEAN enterprises improve their adaptation to and increase their participation in the 4.0 industrial revolution, thus maintaining the region’s active development. In his opening speech, Deputy Foreign … [Read more...] about Workshop talks ASEAN entrepreneurs in revolution 4.0