Most of the 990 students attending the exams for the sixth grade at the Hanoi-Amsterdam School for the Gifted had a GPA of 10 for all five grades at primary school, which some say is a reflection of a dysfunctional school system. The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) will begin applying the new general education program for first graders next year. However, it still doesn't know how to train primary school teachers to make them ready for the new program. Mr Do Duc Thai There are 400,000 primary school teachers. According to Thai Van Tai, acting director of the MOET’s Primary Education Department, there are three obstacles of teacher training. First, it is difficult to mobilize teachers who are not official civil servants who receive a salary from the state, to the training courses. They are mostly teachers of informatics, English, music and arts, accounting for 15 percent of total teachers. Meanwhile, the teachers who retire in 5-7 years account for 10 percent. The … [Read more...] about ‘How to teach primary school students’ under new system: are educators qualified?
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Tran Kieu, chair of the Vietnam Psychology – Education Association, noted that the new general education program (Program 2018) is designed to develop learners’ personal capabilities. “In the past, personalization was not, or very rarely mentioned, while we attached much importance to collectivism. Students’ personality is the important factor to develop humanity,” Kieu said. If the education sector doesn’t change the way of testing and examination, the progressive ideas of the new general education program won’t be implemented. However, positive reform depends on many factors. Bui Manh Hung from the HCM City University of Education, said testing and examination are considered the steering wheel of the innovative ship. If the education sector doesn’t change the way of testing and examination, the progressive ideas of the new general education program won’t be implemented. Ha Lan Education ministry vows to fix shortage … [Read more...] about New education program: teachers’ competence plays key role
Pupils of the Vo Thi Thang Primary School welcome Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong Founded in 1968, the school dedicated a space exhibiting many objects and materials featuring Vietnam, especially a photo of Vo Thi Thang who wore a “victory smile” in a court of the US-backed Saigon administration. The “victory smile” became part of the school’s curriculum as a symbol of Vietnamese people’s struggle against the invasion of US imperialists. Greeting teachers and students there, the Party chief stressed that despite located apart thousands miles, Vietnam and Cuba have established a close-knit ties and fraternal solidarity, which have been fostered by late President Ho Chi Minh, Leader Fidel Castro and generations of Party and State leaders. The school named after Vietnamese hero Vo Thi Thang is an example of the special friendship, Trong added. He said he expects the establishment to enhance its teaching quality and educate the next … [Read more...] about Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong visits Vo Thi Thang school in Cuba
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – The Nguyen Du Lao-Vietnamese Bilingual Language School in Vientiane held a ceremony to celebrate Vietnamese Teachers’ Day on November 20. Speaking at the event, the school’s Acting Principle Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong pledged that the school will work harder so that the Vietnamese language continues to connect Vietnamese students with their homeland. A representative of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos said the embassy and the school’s management board will create the best possible conditions for teachers in teaching, making the school a spotlight among educational institutions in Vientiane. The school is operating under the management of the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane and the Vietnamese Embassy, and the professional instruction of the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports. In 2014, the Lao ministry decided to turn the education facility into a high-quality Lao-Vietnamese bilingual language school. … [Read more...] about Lao-Vietnamese bilingual school celebrates Vietnamese Teachers’ Day
MTA's outstanding teachers receive flowers from the school's leadership At the ceremony of the Military Techniques Academy (MTA), its Director Lieutenant General Nguyen Cong Dinh and its Political Commissar Major General Cao Minh Tien presented flowers to congratulate the school’s teachers. During the event, participants listened to the Defense Minister’s congratulation letter and a speech delivered by Major General Cao Minh Tien on behalf of the school’s leadership. In his speech, General Tien highlighted the teachers’ efforts in overcoming hardship to fulfill their assigned tasks over the past year, particularly in the areas of training and scientific research. * During the event in the Logistics Academy, its Director Major General Pham Duc Dung recalled the history and meaning of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, and at the same time delivered his congratulatory messages to the school’s teachers and educational managers. In the 2018-2019 academic … [Read more...] about Military schools celebrate Vietnamese Teachers’ Day