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Many general school students have turned the long days off into meaningful days by making useful things to fight against the epidemic.

2019-2020 academic year may end later than scheduled because of coronavirus impact

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Huu Do said Vietnam may extend the ending time of the 2019-2020 academic year if the epidemic lasts for many days.

AI to change VN education in the future: experts

Changing the role of teachers in classrooms and upgrading the quality of lessons, AI is expected to change the face of education in the future.

Vietnam’s schools begin using AI in teaching

Many education establishments in Vietnam have been utilizing AI in school management and teaching, and have had encouraging initial achievements.

STEM education to be applied in Vietnam’s schools

General schools will have to prepare to organize STEM education, including the building of curricula, material facilities and upgrading of teaching staff.

More students commit suicide

More cases of students committing suicide were reported in 2019, and most students killed themselves because of study pressure.

Number of child suicides on the rise: psychologists

In Vietnam, the number of adolescents and children with serious mental health problems accounts for 12 percent, or 3 million people who need support and treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Hanoi, HCM City install cameras at schools

Surveillance cameras have been installed at schools in Hanoi and HCM City in an effort to prevent school abuse.

Time for Vietnam to shift from traditional libraries to e-libraries

School leaders and education experts are promoting open libraries at school, saying that now is the right time to shift from traditional to e-libraries.

Vietnamese parents uncomfortable about children’s early sex initiation

While the majority of Vietnamese prohibit their children from having sex at an early age, others are more open and do not consider this to be a moral problem.

Schools waver between allowing or prohibiting mobile phones

General school regulations prohibit students from using mobile phones, but schools admit they cannot control the situation.

Urban parents already looking for summer classes for children

The academic year will end in late May, but parents have already begun looking for summer classes for their children.

Parents say there are too many “useless” competitions for students

VietNamNet Bridge - Huynh Thanh Hoa, a media executive at an ad firm in Hanoi, has not worked extra hours recently, even though her firm is preparing for a big event to take place in two weeks.

Schools that lack teachers not allowed to expand staff

VietNamNet Bridge - Schools have repeatedly complained to the Ministry of Education and Training about the lack of teachers, but the Ministry does not have the right to recruit teachers.

Alarm rung over percentage of students suffering from depression

VietNamNet Bridge - Many depressed children are judged to be shy and lazy, while parents think they are stubborn and disobedient. 

8-29% of youth have mental health problems, 2-3% commit suicide: report

Warning about the high proportion of Vietnamese children having mental health problems, experts have urged new consultancy activities at school and better care of children at home.

Physical education viewed as unimportant by students

VietNamNet Bridge - The majority of Vietnamese students say they are not enthusiastic about the physical education lessons at school because of poor facilities and boring practice.

School violence still occurs as compassion is… forgotten

Psychologists believe that school violence continues because society doesn’t condemn the behavior. If adults remain silent after seeing students fight, children won’t rise up against violence, they say. 

Will the new education program reduce burden on students?

VietNamNet Bridge - The general education program has created problems for students because of poor teaching methods, not an excessive workload.

STEM education can succeed at schools with poor conditions

Educators believe that STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education will be effective even at schools with poor facilities, if the schools attach importance to science subjects.