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?
Involvement of parents in childrens education
Children make handprints on a giant ball at the launch of Việt Nam’s Action Month for Children in May 2019. Despite legal and social efforts, child abuse in Việt Nam remains prevalent. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng HÀ NỘI — Child sexual abuse in Việt Nam has witnessed an alarming increase with culprits in most cases being acquaintances or even parents. The finding was presented at the second meeting of the National Assembly’s supreme supervision team over child violence prevention on Friday. Nguyễn Thanh Hải, head of the Central Ombudsmen Committee, said inspections conducted in 17 provinces revealed the number of children who suffered sexual abuse in 2019 had surged compared to 2011-15. Nearly 1,200 children in the northern localities of Hà Nội, Hải Phòng, Hoà Bình, Bắc Giang, Thái Bình and Quảng Ninh are … [Read more...] about Việt Nam sees no improvement in reducing child abuse
SCG organised the Circular Economy in Daily Life festival in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province With the commitment to support the local communities where SCG operates, as the sponsor of Ba Ria-Vung Tau School for Disabled Children for the past 9 years, SCG has been organising Children’s Day celebrations for the school every year. This year’s effort continues the company’s journey to raise the next generation of the province. Soros Khlongcoengsan, HR director of Long Son Petrochemicals Co., Ltd., shared at the event: “As the regional sustainable business leader, SCG takes pride in being a pioneer of the circular economy, which aligns with our sustainable development policy. In the world, there are many countries applying circular economy models to grow sustainably, and many companies have followed suit to create better and greener products. Hence, SCG would like to introduce this concept in Vietnam, firstly to the local community of Ba Ria-Vung Tau – the location … [Read more...] about SCG aims to raise green citizens for Ba Ria-Vung Tau
Opened to the public at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) last week, the exhibition Plastic Planet presents a serious message about the environment, especially the harmful effects of plastic garbage. The highlights of the exhibition are four large installation artworks, including Loc Xoay (Tornado) – a 4.5m high installation created from thousands of used plastic items. Student Huy Trung said he felt overwhelmed standing in front of the work. “There are many TV programs about natural disasters, so I know how serious tornados and their deadly power can be. When I look at this work, I can imagine the similar devastation being caused by plastic use,” he said. According to Trung, the message about the environment is made “visible” by the artwork. An installation entitled Loc Xoay (Tornado) at the opening of the Plastic Planet exhibition at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art At the exhibition, visitors, … [Read more...] about Artworks made from used plastic warn of environmental damage
In order to effectively and efficiently support the development and strengthening of comprehensive rehabilitation services in partner hospitals, JICA, through the JOCV (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer) Section of its Vietnam Office, and HI, through its Vietnam Office formed a collaborative partnership in order to bring together complementary expertise and resources from both organizations. At the signing ceremony JICA commenced JOCV program in Vietnam in February 1995. The objectives of JOCV Program are to contribute their skills, knowledge and experience to the local socio-economic development by integrating themselves into local life and enhancing the friendly relations between Japan and Vietnam. JOCVs in Vietnam are active in various fields such as medical care, Japanese language instruction, education, etc. Along with the increasing need of rehabilitation in Vietnam, the number of medical organizations requesting JOCVs in rehabilitation is also increasing. To … [Read more...] about Japan helps strengthen rehabilitation services in Vietnam’s hospitals