Common database for secondary students to be established

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Education and Training organized the conference ‘Building overall information technology architecture for education and training in Ho Chi Minh City’ on August 31.
Students of Tran Huy Lieu Secondary School in a lesson. Photo by SGGP
Students of Tran Huy Lieu Secondary School in a lesson. Photo by SGGP

At the conference, Mr. Nguyen Hong Tuan, Deputy Director of the Center of Educational Information and Program under the HCMC Department of Education and Training, at the moment, the city has not possessed any overall architecture plan regarding information technology for education.

Therefore, to upgrade the learning and teaching quality via breakthrough solutions, the Department is going to collect ideas and suggestions from local schools as well as the Divisions of Education and Training of 24 districts in the city, which will be used to build an overall architecture for the construction of smart schools and smart education in the future.

Accordingly, this architecture will have a common general database for all schools, including databases of facilities, teachers, students, study management, certain online applications, lesson plans, educational materials, tests and competitions.

The implementation process is expected to begin from the academic year of 2018 – 2019 to the end of the academic year 2021 – 2022. From September 2018, the city will begin launching the common database for secondary school students from grade 6 to grade 12.

In related news, the first school in HCMC, Cuu Long Secondary High, located in Binh Thanh District, held its new school year ceremony on August 31. In this academic year, the school has 800 students learning 2 sessions per day. The new school has 4 floors with 20 classrooms and many functional rooms. The total investment amount is over VND39 billion ($1.673 million) was used to construct the school in 10 months to be in time for the new school year.

As planned by the HCMC Department of Education and Training, all other schools in the city will hold its new school year ceremony on September 5.

In this academic year, HCMC has more than 1.6 million students of different levels from kindergarten to high school, an increase of 67,000 people compared to last year. The primary level witnessed the largest growth of 26,000 students. The total number of teachers and educational officers is around 80,000 people, including 5,000 new teachers.