Viet Nam News Hồng Minh For a child, they say their schooldays are the best days of their lives. But for the parents, they are fast becoming the most expensive days of their lives. Every parent wants the best possible education for their children, but at what cost? Earlier this month, it was back to school time for many youngsters countrywide. Excited and full of energy, my daughter was back in her classroom raring to go. A new school year means new grade, new uniform, and new text books. For the past five years, this is the time of year I have to dig deep not only for the books, but other supplied much needed to ensure she gets a first class education. Last term’s books should be recycled for a good cause, and packed up and sent off to those youngsters in need in remote areas of our country. Sadly this is often easier said than done. After a school year, fetching and carrying those books to and from school, thumbing them everyday, most, if not all, are in no fit … [Read more...] about One-time textbooks a big waste to society and parents’ pocket
VietNamNet Bridge - Experts do not believe that the monopoly in textbook compilation will end, though the Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha vowed to terminate the monopoly by holding auctions to find compilers.MOET is a textbook compiler Nha recently said during his trip to Can Tho City that the education reform program is being implemented in a methodical way and reaffirmed the principle of ‘one curriculum, many sets of textbooks’.At present, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is the only agency which has the right to compile textbooks for general education. However, the monopoly will terminate in the future: all individuals and institutions can compile textbooks if they can satisfy the requirements. However, experts doubt the monopoly will terminate as Nha promised. Under Circular 33 dated in 2017 stipulating the standard textbook compilation process, textbook samples must be approved by the Minister of Education and Training before they are put … [Read more...] about Education Ministry’s plan to terminate textbook compilation monopoly raises doubts
VietNamNet Bridge - The new academic year has begun, but some parents and students have been on tenterhooks as they still cannot buy textbooks. Textbooks will be replaced as a part of the education renovation program Nguyen Van Tung, deputy editor-in-chief of the Vietnam Education Publishing House, admitted the lack of textbooks in some localities, blaming it on the sharp increase in the number of students. In addition, textbooks will be replaced as a part of the education renovation program, so local book and school teaching aid companies have lowered the number of printed copies they ordered to avoid too much inventory. This has affected the publishing house’s printing and distribution plan. In preparing for the new academic year 2018-2019, the publishing house set up its printing and distribution plan based on the numbers of textbooks ordered by the companies, and on the distribution situation in previous years. To date, the publishing house has released 108.8 million … [Read more...] about Is publishing monopoly is to blame for shortage of textbooks?
The prices of textbooks for the 2018-19 school year are the same as last year’s. — VNA/VNS PhotoViet Nam News HCM CITY — Textbooks for the 2018-2019 school year are selling at the same prices as last year, according to the Việt Nam Education Publishing House Limited Company. The textbook price list is posted at the company’s bookstores and at other companies that supply books and equipment for schools. The publishing house will distribute 40 million copies of textbooks to 17 southern provinces and cities for the 2018-19 school year. As of July 23, in HCM City, 10 million copies of textbooks had been distributed and sold, an increase of 1 million compared to last school year. The company has also published textbooks in ethnic minority languages. The publishing house said that it had been working with provinces and cities to prevent illegally printed textbooks. Students and parents should buy textbooks and other books at its bookstores and companies … [Read more...] about Price of textbooks to remain same for 2018-19 school year
Reform of text books was urged to push up. -- VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Moves to reform textbooks and the general education curriculum must be undertaken to reduce work overload among students, the Prime Minister said in an instruction. The Ministry of Education and Training, localities, and relevant offices were asked to review the educational curriculum along with teaching staff and school facilities to realise necessary reforms. Textbooks should meet the requirement of reducing information overload among students in terms of scientific and practical knowledge. Under the instruction, individuals and organisations are encouraged to participate in textbook compiling. The planned reforms also include changing teaching methods as well as student evaluation procedures and examinations. The Ministry of Education and Training was asked to establish standards for teachers and principals and to evaluate the qualifications of teachers and eductional workers. … [Read more...] about PM pushes textbook, curriculum reform