Latest News about private schools
Many students in HCM City who are going to graduate from secondary schools are now considering private education facilities.
The HCM City Department of Education and Training has told private schools to negotiate with students’ parents the tuition fees they need to pay for the closure period following complaints that many schools are demanding unreasonable amounts.
The recent disputes over school fees between VAS and parents have revealed painful weaknesses in financial management and training quality at the institute.
Fifty one private kindergartens in HCM City have closed down, unable to afford rents and salaries to regular teachers amid the COVID-19 shutdown, the city Department of Education and Training reported.
41,000 teachers and employees in HCM City have been laid off temporarily or lost their jobs as private schools face shutdown threat.
Following requests from tourism and manufacturing companies, private schools are now calling for help from the State.
Low training costs are one of the reasons for many students to enroll in state-owned universities, but the tuition of the schools is increasing.
As many as 150 private educational institutions are seeking assistance from the Government, as nationwide school closures triggered by the spread of the novel coronavirus have caused great difficulties for them.
As of 2019, Vietnam counted five foreign invested universities, 68 private schools and 170 public ones.
“Can you believe it, our Thăng Long (Ascending Dragon) has become Hạ Long (Descending Dragon)!” exclaimed one graduate of the school, one of the top public schools in Hanoi.
The Government recognises the importance of private schools to development of the national education system, the National Assembly’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children has said.