Nguyen Minh Thuyet

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The students entering the first grade in the 2020-2021 academic year will be the first generation to follow the new general education program and study with new textbooks.

Education Ministry told not to compile textbooks

National Assembly deputies have agreed to the Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) proposal on not acting as a compiler of textbooks for general education.

E-textbooks supported by educators

Prof Ha Huy Khoai, a famous mathematician and educator, believes that students should learn with e-textbooks because of the open access to many people.

The battle among textbook publishers begins

The launch of Canh Dieu (Kites), the first set of textbooks designed in accordance with the new general education last week, has kicked off a fierce battle among textbook publishing houses.

Is Education Ministry allowing HCM City to compile textbooks?

The fact that leaders and officers of the HCM City Education and Training Department receive remuneration for compiling textbooks has caused a stir among the public.

US$16 million loan allocated for textbook compilation

Sixteen million dollars has been allocated to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to compile a set of textbooks for the new general education program. However, the allocation has not been done.

English textbooks not yet approved by Education Ministry, why?

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has published 32 textbooks for eight subjects and experience activities, but these do not include textbooks for English.

Monopoly in textbook publishing still exists in Vietnam

Twenty-four out of 32 textbooks chosen by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) belong to the Education Publishing House.

Vietnam to teach probability and statistics to second graders

Under the new general education program, the mathematics curriculum will focus on three major parts: arithmetic, algebra and analytical factors; geometry and measurement; and statistics and probability.

Vietnamese schools anticipate serious shortage of art teachers

With the new general education program, all high schools will face a shortage of art and music teachers.

Vietnamese Education Ministry wants textbooks for physical education, but teachers say no

Many teachers and education experts have expressed surprise about the news that Vietnam will have textbooks for physical education at general schools.

VN book appraisal council should be restructured

The fate of textbooks for general education programs depends on the sense of justice and qualification of the members of the book appraisal council.

Parents worry about life skill lessons at school

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

Vietnam prepares for new general education program

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.

Textbook publishing house reap big profits each school year

Hundreds of million textbook copies are printed every year, and most of them are thrown away or sold to scrap collectors just after one year of use.

Is publishing monopoly is to blame for shortage of textbooks?

VietNamNet Bridge - The new academic year has begun, but some parents and students have been on tenterhooks as they still cannot buy textbooks.

Schools fear shortage of qualified teachers for new program

VietNamNet Bridge - Though schools have 1.5 years to prepare for the new education program, there could be a shortage of qualified teachers. 

HCM City education dept to compile textbooks for students

VietNamNet Bridge - HCMC has received approval from the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) for its plan to compile textbooks for use at general schools in the city. 

Physical exercise shunned by university students

VietNamNet Bridge - Local newspapers recently reported that a female student at the Hai Phong Medical & Pharmaceutical University went missing and later was found in Thua Thien-Hue province. 

Teachers pleased with new general education curriculum

VietNamNet Bridge - The newly released version of the general education curriculum has been applauded by teachers, who say that it is more explicit and more practical.