The People’s Council of HCMC passed many important resolutions making big impacts on socio-economic development and the living of people, including adjustment of investment capital in construction projects of schools.
In the last days of the Year of Buffalo, the Trade Union of Ho Chi Minh City Education Industry has presented hundreds of gifts to teachers and school staff in difficult circumstances due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic.
Regarding the task of the new school year in the context of the epidemic, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training Nguyen Van Hieu said that the education sector will continue using technology applications and implement digital transformation to improve students’ self-study in the school year 2021-2022.
Standardized tests force students to perform under extreme pressure and can lead to a host of mental issues. Students today face mounting pressure; therefore, Vietnam’s education sector has been trying to reduce such stress on students.
The education sector in Ho Chi Minh City has launched a program to donate computers to help kids with a return to online learning because according to primary statistics, approximately 77,000 students in the southern metropolis don’t have computers for remote learning.
The Ministry of Education and Training and the Vietnam Education Union yesterday gave VND4.5 billion (US$196,396) to the Covid-19 vaccine fund. The sector donated the amount of money to join hands with people across the country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Education and Training requested schools to adjust their plan for teaching and learning and test schedule to suit to each locality’s present situation with the aim to keep teachers and students safe from the coronavirus.
Sixty-three provinces and cities in the city have completed a vocational guidance program for high-school students as per the instruction of the Ministry of Education and Training from the academic year 2016 -2017. However, career guidance in schools have not well done as expected.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong on September 4 called upon the education sector to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 on the eve of the new 2020-2021 school year.
After presiding a meeting to improve history teaching and learning quality, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha continued to ask educationists to take heed of English teaching and learning in schools as English and history are the two subjects with lowest score in the recent national high school graduation exams.
Because among nine subjects in the National High School Examination this year, History remained the subject with lowest average score with more than 70 percent getting scores under five, Education and Training Minister Phung Xuan Nha presided at a meeting to come up with solutions to improve teaching and learning quality of the subject in senior high schools.
Education sector in HCMC is still tinkering around with foreign language and computer teaching center management while these centers have been mushrooming with various methods and textbooks. However, quality amongst them are not the same and some of them violated the educational regulations.
The Department of Education and Training will organize social work training course for teachers in kindergarten and colleges who provide counseling for students encountering mental, emotional, social, behavioral, and/or familial barriers to academic performance.
The education sector in Ho Chi Minh City has built a plan for students’ diet and physical activities to improve their health for carrying out the national strategy of noncommunicable disease prevention mission in the period 2018-2025.
For students’ safety on the way to schools in flood season in Mekong delta, the Department of Education and Training in An Giang province requested schools and local administration, unions to pick up and take kids to school during the season.