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Around VND85 billion will be spent to conserve pangolin species under the emergency action plan for the conservation of pangolin species in Vietnam in 2020-2030, to be submitted to the Prime Minister.
Sad fact: Many students have below average marks after 7 years of learning English
Vietnamese students learn English for at least seven years at school. However, many of them cannot obtain basic knowledge, which has been blamed on the teaching method.
Foreign language centers cry wine and sell vinegar
VietNamNet Bridge - More foreign language centers are opening because of increasingly high demand. The quality of the centers, which can yield high profits, has been difficult to control.
Vietnam aims to have additional 9,000 PhDs
The Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) plans to produce 9,000 PhDs more for universities and junior colleges by 2025 in a VND12 trillion program, though Vietnam now has over 24,300 PhDs.
Worries raised about fate of $80 million education project
Will the $80 million project on reforming general education be successful, or will it fail like other multi-trillion projects, including the classification of majors, VNEN and national program on foreign language teaching?
What is the fate of the $423 million foreign-language teaching program?
The VND9.3 trillion national program on teaching foreign languages at general schools by 2020 has spent VND5.4 trillion so far. However, MOET admitted that the goals of the program may be unattainable by 2020.
Is the national foreign-language teaching project forgotten?
The national foreign language teaching project for the 2008-2020 period seems to be forgotten in the draft for general education, scheduled to be implemented on a large scale in the 2018-2019 academic year.
English skills still low despite big money poured into programs
Vietnam has vowed to improve students’ English skills by pouring trillions of dong into English teaching programs, but the majority of university graduates cannot communicate in English.
Poor English skills remain problem at schools for the gifted
VietNamNet Bridge - The major goals of the national plan to develop schools for the gifted have not been met in the last five years.
Students learn English to pass exams, not to communicate
VietNamNet Bridge - Some provinces have announced that 80 percent of their teachers of English meet national standards. However, the real quality of the teachers remains an unknown.
Education Ministry criticized about plan to offer many foreign languages at school
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has been told that it will put a heavy burden on students by including multiple foreign languages in the curriculum at general schools.
Students, parents confused about English study requirements at HCM schools
VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City parents and students are frustrated that the city’s education department has made many new decisions related to English teaching and learning.
More foreign languages to be taught at schools
VietNamNet Bridge - Japanese, Korean, Russian, Chinese, French and German will be taught at general schools in Hanoi and HCMC before being applied on a large scale throughout the country.
Education Ministry sets new goals for English teaching at schools
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha said the textbooks for teaching English at Vietnamese schools will be textbooks of a certain country that will be ‘localized’ to fit Vietnamese conditions, rather than ones compiled by Vietnam
Poor English skills challenge Vietnamese students
VietNamNet Bridge - Universities complain that it is difficult to find students with good English skills, while employers complain about graduates poor English-language ability.
Three barriers hinder TV digitalization program
VietNamNet Bridge - The DVB-T2 set top box (STB) has a 35 percent import tariff. The STB market is chaotic with counterfeit goods and the broadcasting wave quality remains poor.
Vietnam races against the clock to produce teachers of English
VietNamNet Bridge - It is estimated that Vietnam will need 7,770 more teachers of English by 2020 to implement the national program on teaching English, under which third, fourth and fifth graders would have four English sessions a week.
Who will be learning Korean?
VietNamNet Bridge - Many parents said they fear their children would be overloaded if they have to learn both English and Korean.
Teachers of English reluctant to take refresher English courses
The HCM City Education and Training Department has released a list of 43 high school teachers who did not participate in refresher courses as part of the project on upgrading English skills in 2011-2020.
VN meets five-year energy savings
The nationwide Viet Nam Energy Efficiency Programme has achieved satisfactory results in the last five years, according to officials attending a seminar organisedOctober 30 in HCM City.