Latest News about general education
Head of the Primary School Department under the Ministry of Education and Training Thai Van Tai talks about changes in regulations relating to the organisation, management and operation of primary schools.
Whether to maintain schools for the gifted is an annual topic of discussion among many parents.
There are at least 16 national and international competitions in math for students from the first to the 12th grades. Many of them are believed to be useless.
Vietnam is not listed in the 2018 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranking, though it had better overall results than previous years.
State-invested education remains the backbone of the national education system, though Vietnam has been calling for investment from different sectors for many years.
In Vietnam, students good at math and sciences are praised and considered excellent students. But those who excel at music or dance receive far fewer compliments.
There are numerous ‘international schools’, but state management agencies say all of them are not recognized as ‘international’.
Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, the new general education program will be applied throughout the country. MOET has begun receiving applications for textbooks compiled by organizations and individuals.
Modern educators advise parents not to teach kids to read and write before they begin going to school.
National Assembly deputies are still arguing about the ‘one program, many sets of textbooks’ principle they approved five years ago.