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17,000 workers resign, schools face serious teacher shortage

Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son said Vietnam is lacking 127,583 teachers and the figure has been increasing. As many as 17,278 teachers had resigned as of September 2023.

New education program starts in 2022-23 academic year

On September 5, 23 million students began the new academic year 2022-2023, considered the central year to implement the task of renovating education and implementing the 2018 general education program.

New general education programme needs further assessment

Teachers and schools were still confused and lacked confidence when first given autonomy in building a specific curriculum suitable for each student. 


Education ministry wants 95,000 more teachers in workforce

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) wants to have 95,000 more teachers as regular personnel in the next five years, including 31,000 in 2021.

Reform of high school finals to begin in 2022

Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son said 2022 will be a transitional year when the educational sector prepares for more comprehensive reform of the organization of high school finals.

Teachers explain ’10.0 GPA phenomenon’ among primary school students

Two famous secondary schools for the gifted in Hanoi and HCM City have found it difficult to enroll students for the 2021-2022 academic year because there are too many students with a perfect 10.0 GPA (grade point average).

Vietnam to remove all-subject GPA at secondary, high school levels

Under a newly released circular on assessing secondary and high school students, the results of students’ learning each semester and the whole academic year will be shown with the marks Good, Fair, Pass and Fail.

Teachers struggle to meet eligibility requirements for online training courses

Teachers have complained that they are now both busy teaching at school and looking for evidence to prove that they are eligible to access training courses for the new general education program.

Teachers rush to attend training courses to receive promotions

After the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) released a new circular on the appointment of cadres, promotions and salaries, teachers began applying to attend training courses for certificates which would help them get promotions.

Minister: Time for Vietnam’s education to take off

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha told the press on the sidelines of the 13th National Party Congress that Vietnam’s education has the opportunity to take off in the time to come.

Textbook changes – a test of education reform

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha noted before the National Assembly that the content of Canh Dieu (Kite), the textbook for first graders, is “not appropriate".

Class photo showing only one student without certificate stirs controversy

In a photo taken on the occasion of the closing of the academic year, students in one class can be seen holding high their certificates of merit except for one boy.

Phu Tho’s teacher praised for ranking in global teacher prize’s finalists

Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha on March 19 sent a letter of congratulations to a high school teacher in the northern province of Phu Tho who has been named in the 50 Finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2020.

Parents worry about life skill lessons at school

Many teachers are not trained to teach life skills, but still give the lessons at school.

Life skills teaching in Vietnam raises concerns

The fact that three preschool children in Ha Nam province got severe burns during lessons about calling for help and escape in emergency situations has raised worries about the teaching of life skills at school.

Vietnam’s teachers should have a choice of textbooks

 VietNamNet Bridge – Professor Dr. Bui Manh Hung, a former co-ordinator of general education reform in Vietnam, speaks to Dân Trí online newspaper on how to ensure students have high-quality textbooks.

Are state education expenditures used effectively?

Vietnam’s expenditures on education amounts to 20 percent of total budget expenses, a relatively high figure compared with other countries. But education quality will still depend on how the money is used.

Continued reform to upgrade education

Despite numerous achievements posted in 2018, much remains to be done for the Vietnamese education and training sector.

Teachers concerned about new program that could lead to redundancies

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have warned that many teachers could be overloaded with work, while others could become redundant under the new general education program.

Vietnam education sector struggles to adapt to 4.0 era: expert

“Vietnam is still in the 1.0 education development period. The 4.0 digital era in education is still on paper,” Pham Do Nhat Tien, PhD, former assistant to Minister of Education and Training, has said.