The new tuition rates of many public schools, especially new self-financed schools, which do not receive any financial aid from the Central Government or from the local government where it is located, will double the old tuition rate.
The Ho Chi Minh City-based Tri Viet Publishing House, registered as First News Company has so far collected VND855 million (US$37,295) from putting up Professor John Vu’s Muon Kiep Nhan Sinh ( Many Lives - Many Times) books for auction. The sum of VND855 million will be sent to Covid-19 funds citywide.
Freshmen at universities for the new academic year will pay higher tuition fees as schools have become self-financing while their senior peers still enjoy the old level of tuition fees according to the government’s decree 86; therefore, students from low-income families need support to pursue their schooling.
According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health’s regulations, patients and their relatives tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 are allowed to enter medical facilities amid the current epidemic; however, patients and their relatives got bewildered at turmoil of Covid-19 test cost.
After three months of appealing for contribution of benefactors and their own contribution, students of a university in Ho Chi Minh City have given a charitable house and scholarships to poor children in the Mekong Delta Province of Vinh Long.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, freshmen are worried about tuition fee and financial burden during the academic year; therefore, many universities have cooperated with businesses and banks to support students by establishing financial resources, awarding scholarships, subsidizing bank interest rates.
As of this time, Ho Chi Minh City has 21,800 poverty-line households accounting for 1.1 percent, the city has accelerated multi-dimensional poverty in the poorest districts with the effort to shrink the poverty household rate below 0.3 percent by the year-end.