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The National Assembly's Committee for Culture and Education has submitted a report affirming that many voters, experts, scientists and teachers disagreed with a plan to make history a selective subject in senior high school curriculum.

How history is taught needs to change: educators

Many educators have raised concerns about the Ministry of Education and Training’s new general education programme plan in which history will become an optional subject for high school students in the 2022-23 academic year.

Hanoi to relocate four-decade-old murals

The murals depict an old-time Hanoi after the bloody war.

Ancient treasures tell nation’s history

A special exhibition featuring national names and the capital cities, along with the associated ancient artefacts during Vietnam’s establishment and development, is open to the public.

12th graders shun history exams

VietNamNet Bridge - Very few students have chosen history for their high school finals. However, in educators’ eyes, this does not mean Vietnamese students don’t take pride in Vietnamese history.

Where have the good history students gone?

Over the last five years of operation, the Vietnam History Development Fund has given awards to 897 excellent students who won first, second and third prizes at national history competition.

Education Ministry plans to teach students about island, border wars

Historians and textbook compilers have applauded the Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) decision to add lessons about the island and border wars into the history curriculum designed for general education.

Coast Guard ship carries islanders home for Tet

A ship from Coast Guard Force Zone 2 was called to carry 660 people to their homes on Ly Son Island on February 7, the eve of the Tet Lunar New Year.

‘Integration’ reform in education causes confusion

VietNamNet Bridge - The training courses provided by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to general school teachers on teaching integrated lessons have failed.

Which schools can train physicians?

VietNamNet Bridge - The decision by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) on allowing the Hanoi Business and Technology University, a private school, to open a medical training major, has raised controversy.

Historians, teachers urge retention of history as school subject

Many people expressed their concern about the fate of history as a learning subject at general schools after the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) integrates history with other subjects.

Education Ministry, experts argue about history teaching methodology

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) plans to integrate history into other learning subjects, while experts insist on teaching history as an independent subject.

Why wasn’t history chosen as a national exam subject?

VietNamNet Bridge - While educators repeatedly complain that students do not like learning history, parents say there is nothing to worry about.

Sculpted path narrates Da Lat history in red basaltic soil

 VietNamNet Bridge – A kilometre long path snaking through a red basaltic soil hill with sculptures carved out of its sides is set to become a popular tourist attraction in the Central Highlands City of Da Lat.

Historians say educators are to blame for students’ indifference to history

 VietNamNet Bridge – Students’ antipathy towards history has, to some extent, important significance, says well-known historian Phan Huy Le. It should serve as a call for Vietnam to renovate the way it teaches history.

Memories of bikes

 VietNamNet Bridge - Decades ago, the bike was worth a tael of gold. It was granted with the certificate of ownership, the number plate and was kept as treasures in the house.

A French friend devoted to Vietnam’s history

 Dr. Philippe Le Failler has worked in Hanoi at the French School of the Far East for many years. He has spent a great deal of time researching Vietnam’s history, particular the history of the northwestern mountainous area.

Con Dao Museum inaugurated

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Con Dao Museum was inaugurated in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau on Friday and will feature 2,000 images, artifacts and documents on the history of Con Dao District.

The 20-year history of Vietnam’s mobile market

The Vietnam’s mobile market has been existing and developing for 20 years. But the market boom occurred 10 years ago and it took Vietnam 10 years only to list itself among the countries with the high percentage mobile phone users.

Who will compile new history textbooks for general education?

Educators have all agreed that it’s necessary to rewrite the history textbooks which are too academic and boring for students. However, it’s still unclear who will write the new set of textbooks and what standards to follow when compiling the books.