Pham Bao Huy read a nonfiction book last year. He had set himself a target of eight. "I just lost interest in the middle of the second book and turned to mobile gaming to do something in my free time," the 14-year-old said. Like many other students in Vietnam, Huy spends 8-10 hours a day at school and to attend extra classes. In his limited free time, the only thing that gives him joy is his smartphone, a birthday gift from his parents two years earlier. "Books make me sleepy, but the phone can keep me entertained for hours. Gaming, browsing the internet and swiping up and down my Facebook feed makes me feel like I’m more connected with the rest of the world than reading," he said, glancing at his phone as a notification popped up. When it comes to reading books, Huy’s case is the rule, not an exception. Despite many efforts to improve the reading habit of local citizens in recent years, the Vietnamese government has failed to dislodge a tech-savvy population from … [Read more...] about Vietnam takes tech steps forward, reading steps backward
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HÀ NỘI The annual Việt Nam Book Day (April 21) kicked off yesterday in Hà Nội with various activities at Thống Nhất Park and the National Library. A highlight of the day is the 6th Việt Nam Book Festival at Thống Nhất Park between April 18 and 22, gathering 100 book stalls from 37 publishers and 47 distribution units. An exhibition themed Book – Knowledge Connecting and Development is open to the public at the National Library introducing the latest educational books from domestic publishers. At the event, readers will be able to meet author and painter Trang Thanh Hiền, who will introduce her book titled “Tranh Tết: Nét tinh hoa truyền thống Việt” (Tết Painting – An Essence of Vietnamese Traditions) by Thaiha Books. Guests will also be able to meet Prof Thái Kim Lan, who will launch her book “Mai Này Mưa Tạnh Trong Xuân” … [Read more...] about VN Book Day encourages reading habit
Following the PM’s decision, the municipal People’s Committee has assigned the Department of Information and Communications to work with other competent agencies to hold Vietnam Book Day annually. Thanks to related agencies’ efforts in building the book reading movement, the city has achieved much success. Deputy Director of the Department of Information and Communications said that according to the department’s plan, people’s committees in 24 districts have organized annual book reading-relating activities with various themes for children, seminars, story-telling exchanges and book collection for destitute kids. Head of the Authority of Publication, Printing and Distribution under the Ministry of Information and Communications Chu Van Hoa said that HCMC has been leading the book reading movement because the movement has spread to other neighboring cities and provinces proving that HCMC is really the country’s economic and cultural hub. He added … [Read more...] about HCMC leads in reading movement
Eight 15-year-old students from the same class in Nguyen Trai High School, Thanh Hoa Province, were punished for “using social networks to tarnish teachers’ dignity and credibility, negatively affecting the school’s educational functions,” its principal Bui Nguyen Tien said Wednesday. Tien said a female student was caught using a mobile phone in class on October 1. The phone was confiscated by the teacher present in the class at the time and given to the class’s homeroom teacher. The homeroom teacher noticed that the phone was unlocked, checked its contents and discovered a Facebook group chat in which the students criticized the school and its teachers. This was brought to the notice of the School Board which informed the representative of the school’s Parents’ Association and the parents of the students involved. The students were asked by the board to write a report on the matter. The school decided to expel three students for a year and … [Read more...] about Can teachers read students’ private conversations and punish them?
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Quang Binh (VNA) – The M-Score project, a pilot model to gather public opinions on the quality of public services at one-stop-shop offices via mobile phones, was reviewed at a recent seminar in the central province of Quang Binh. The event was held by the provincial People’s Committee, in conjunction with the non-governmental organisation Oxfam in Vietnam and the Real Time Analysis (RTA) company. The M-Score project began in Quang Binh in January 2016, aiming to create a channel between local authorities and residents to improve the quality of public services at the grassroots level, as well as strengthen transparency and accountability in State-run agencies. The project has helped improve the locality’s administrative reform ability, increasing local residents’ confidence in staff working in State agencies and the State in general. Reports at the conference said under surveys conducted by the RTA, more than … [Read more...] about Quang Binh reviews feedback collection on public services