return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Shortage of specialised teachers causing concern for VN high schools

A shortage of teachers in specialised subjects is causing concern for high schools that are preparing to implement a long-approved new curriculum for 10th-graders in the next academic year.

A shortage of music and art teachers means that Việt Đức High School, Hà Nội will not be able to teach these subjects as part of the regular curriculum next year. Photo courtesy of Trường THPT Việt Đức

Although the new curriculum has been approved for five years, the preparation of qualified teachers does not meet demand and a shortage of teachers still persists in most localities.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training’s forecast, high schools will need more than 5,300 art teachers by 2025. 

Nguyễn Bội Quỳnh, principal of Việt Đức High School, a leading public high school in Hà Nội, said that the school has not been able to recruit enough music and art teachers for the upcoming school year. 

The school will instead try to acquire facilities and equipment for the music classrooms this year while delaying the teaching of art and music programmes until 2023-24.

Hà Xuân Nhâm, principal of Phan Huy Chú High School, Hà Nội, said that due to a shortage of art and music teachers, the school will not organise arts subjects as part of the regular curriculum in the upcoming school year.

However, the school will promote art clubs for students to help them show and nurture their talents.

Some localities are trying to implement music and art subjects with options to bring arts teachers from lower schools to teach in high schools.

However, Nguyễn Phú Cường, principal of Thái Phiên High School, Hải Phòng, said that even though the transfer of teachers was satisfactory in terms of qualifications, arranging schedules for these teachers across different schools is an obstacle.

Director of the HCM City Department of Education and Training, Nguyễn Văn Hiếu, said that high schools require two lessons per week for arts subjects, but most schools do not have a source of teachers.

The HCM City People's Committee has proposed the Ministry of Education and Training allow those with bachelor's degrees in relevant subjects, such as computer science, music, art, and foreign languages (Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French), to teach under contract in high schools.

At a recent meeting with HCM City University of Pedagogy, the Minister of Education and Training, Nguyễn Kim Sơn said the renovation of the university's training programme will match the high school's new curriculum.

He said the university needs to strengthen the training of arts teachers to serve the implementation of the new general education programme.

Source: VNS

MORE NEWS

U.S. recommends adding birthplace info to Vietnam’s new passport

The U.S. is still reviewing Vietnam’s new passport and has asked visa applicants to submit their birthplace information.

VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES AUGUST 13

Vietnam logs 1,815 new coronavirus cases on August 13

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS AUGUST 13

Vietnamese firm reaches first partnership deal to develop eSports in Cambodia

Power shortage worries increase hunger for coal

Vietnam is maximising its coal mining output amid widespread power outages in the north.

Indicators ripe for wave of tech startup successes

Venture capital investment flows into Vietnam, particularly from Singapore, are on track to surpass the previous level, propelled by the country’s buoyant tech startup scene.

Tourism industry faces serious labor shortage

Because of low pay, many workers have left the tourism sector.

Industrial parks, economic zones absorb US$ 230 billion in foreign direct investment

Industrial parks (IPs) and economic zones (EZs) across the country have attracted nearly 11,000 foreign direct investment projects worth US$230 billion, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong.

Property, fishery sectors face hardship as credit chokes

At a government-to-business conference held yesterday, representatives of business associations expressed their concern over being unable to access bank loans as banks are running out of credit growth quotas.

Utilising every opportunity to grow and overcome challenges

That is the message and guideline of Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at the national conference on how to sustainably develop.

Outbound tours to Europe rocked by passport tangle

A number of Vietnamese outbound travel companies have already been affected by the decision of some European nations to not recognise Vietnam’s new passports.

Huynh Nguyen Mai Phuong becomes Miss World Vietnam 2022

Huynh Nguyen Mai Phuong was crowned Miss World Vietnam 2022 after surpassing 36 competitors at the finale held at MerryLand Quy Nhon in the south-central province of Binh Dinh on August 12.

Young people discover the universe via telescopes

Many young people have been spending time and money to buy telescopes and build rooftop observatories to admire the wonders of the universe.

Ample room remains for Vietnam’s exports to EU

There is still a lot of room for Vietnamese goods to expand their presence in the European Union (EU) market, but accessing its retail distribution systems is extremely important, heard a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on August 11.

Vietnam yet rolls out Covid jabs for under-5s

Vietnam has yet planned to get younger kids aged under five vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
back_to_top