VietNamNet Bridge - Besides tuition costs of VND200-400 million a year, parents have to pay additional expenses for boarders and other items to contribute to school development. International schools are developed by a foreign investor or organization, or by Vietnamese (following a foreign curriculum). Despite high tuition, the schools can still attract students, as demand has risen because of the rising incomes of Vietnamese. Parents tend to believe that foreign education curriculum, which aims to train children to be well-rounded citizens, are better for their children than the Vietnamese curriculum which focuses on theoretical knowledge. The increased demand explains why more and more international schools have been established recently. Besides tuition costs of VND200-400 million a year, parents have to pay additional expenses for boarders and other items to contribute to school development. TH Milk, a dairy producer, jumped into the educational sector with the first school … [Read more...] about How much should affluent families spend on their children’s schooling?
School opens 2017
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Roughly 22.5 million students, in cities and provinces all around Việt Nam, celebrated the start of the school year yesterday, returning as the country continues its struggle to reform the education system and boost economic growth. About 20.5 million are pupils in preschool, primary, secondary and high schools, while the remaining million-plus are students in universities and colleges. The Party and State leaders also participated in school opening ceremonies held nationwide, which included saluting the national flag, singing the national anthem and reading the letter from the President. President Trần Đại Quang extended his best wishes to teachers and students nationwide at a ceremony at Hà Nội-Amsterdam High School for gifted students in the capital city. He emphasised the educational sector's accomplishments in the last academic year, such as an extended educational network, improved education quality, accelerated teaching method reforms and students' … [Read more...] about Schools open for 2016-2017 term
Dutch Lady-supported school opens in Long An The Saigon Times Daily Last week marked the opening of Thanh An Secondary School funded by “Den Dom Dom” (Firefly Lantern) study encouragement program of Dutch Lady brand under FrieslandCampina Vietnam in Thanh An District in the Mekong Delta province of Long An. The school in Hamlet 3 in the remote commune of Thanh An was the 19th of the “Den Dom Dom” program, which was launched in 2002. The 1,000-square-meter school has four well-equipped classrooms built by the funding of Live & Give Foundation and is expected to welcome 160 students in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Live & Give is a Belgium-based charity organization and has accompanied with the “Den Dom Dom” program for years. The foundation has helped build four new schools in remote and poor areas in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, the northern province of Ha Nam and the Mekong … [Read more...] about Dutch Lady-supported school opens in Long An
VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi authorities have reassured the public that 100 percent of students in districts will be able to go to state-owned schools in the same districts as stipulated by law. The lack of classrooms and schools is anticipated. Many new urban areas have arisen, but new schools have not been built. A report of the Hanoi Education & Training Department shows that there are 252 urban areas, but there are only 56 schools in 25 urban areas. In some areas, no new school has been set up in the last few years despite the rapid increase in the population. These include Thanh Cong, Giang Vo Wards in Ba Dinh District, Lang Ha in Dong Da District and Minh Khai in Hai Ba Trung. Hanoi authorities have reassured the public that 100 percent of students in districts will be able to go to state-owned schools in the same districts as stipulated by law. An education expert commented with the current population, there should be 3-4 primary schools in every ward, but there is only one. … [Read more...] about New urban areas face serious school shortage
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training has published a new draft circular on secondary and high school recruitment. One significant change is to allow secondary schools with applications exceeding enrolment quotas to either review them and add an entrance exam. The draft will be open for discussion until February 18.The current circular, which took effect in 2014, bans secondary schools from holding entrance exams.According to the circular, schools which have applications exceeding enrolment quotas must submit a recruitment plan to authorised agencies seeking approval.The regulation puts top schools in a difficult situation because registration numbers always far exceed enrolment quotas.Ha Noi-Amsterdam secondary school received more than 2,000 applications for school year 2017-18, while the enrolment quota was only 200.Luong The Vinh secondary school in Hanoi received more than 4,000 applications while the enrolment quota was only 600. Cau Giay secondary … [Read more...] about Schools ponder ban on entrance exams