Primary schools under universities: new education trend in Vietnam?

Many universities have enrolled students for general education, stirring a debate about whether this is legal.

Sai Gon University in late June enrolled students for first grade and set up a primary practice school belonging to Sai Gon University.

Primary schools under universities: new education trend in Vietnam?

Universities establish primary schools


The primary school is a first-class school designed to have 30 classes and 1,050 students. In the 2019-2020 academic year, it will enroll 175 students for the first course with no more than 35 students in each class.

According to the information portal of the HCMC People’s Committee, the Saigon University Primary Practice School is a state owned education and training establishment.

Prior to that, on January 16, the Tuyen Quang provincial People’s Committee released a decision on the establishment of the Tuyen Quang School belonging to Tan Trao University.

Sai Gon University in late June enrolled students for first grade and set up a primary practice school belonging to Sai Gon University.

Tuyen Quang school is also a state-owned school, but self-determined in finance. It doesn’t use the state’s money for investment and regular expenses.

On April 8, at Hanoi National University, a ceremony to announce the decision to establish the Foreign Language Secondary School under the Foreign Language University, a member school of the Hanoi National University, was held.

On June 1, the secondary school organized the entrance exam to enroll students for the sixth grade. It plans to choose 100 students among 3,000 examinees.

Education experts, noting a growing tendency of universities opening general schools, have expressed their concern about the movement, saying it is contrary to the current Higher Education Law.

 

Giao Duc Vietnam quoted an expert as saying that the current laws don’t allow state-owned universities to set up general schools, because this will spoil the state’s policy on calling for investment in education from different economic sectors.

The expert warned about the movement of state-owned universities investing in non-core fields, which is similar to the trend of state-owned general corporations and economic groups investing in other business fields in the past.

In 2006-2008, many state-owned groups poured trillions of dong into banking, securities and real estate, fields in which they did not have experience. As the economy fell into recession, the investments became ‘bitter fruits’ for investors, while the state lost a lot of money.

In October 2015, the government released a decree stipulating that state-owned enterprises must not invest in real estate, banking or securities unless they are allowed by the government.

The same trend seems to now be happening with the educational sector. However, the difference is that while state-owned enterprises took losses with their investments, state-owned schools can thrive with the opening of new schools.

Experts say that schools belonging to state-owned universities will be a threat to private schools, because the schools will have significant advantages.

Le Ha



Study finds high rate of obesity among primary school students

Study finds high rate of obesity among primary school students

A lack of physical activity and inappropriate diets are to blame for the high rate of obesity among primary school students, according to a new study by the National Institute of Nutrition.

‘How to teach primary school students’ under new system: are educators qualified?

‘How to teach primary school students’ under new system: are educators qualified?

Most of the 990 students attending the exams for the sixth grade at the Hanoi-Amsterdam School for the Gifted had a GPA of 10 for all five grades at primary school, which some say is a reflection of a dysfunctional school system.

 
 

Other News

.
Meeting to popularize the Vietnam Coast Guard Law at Gia Luan School
Meeting to popularize the Vietnam Coast Guard Law at Gia Luan School
SOCIETYicon  29/05/2020 

Today, May 29, the Task Force on drug control No.1 organized a propaganda session on the Vietnam Coast Guard Law 2018 and drug prevention for more than 200 officers, teachers and students 

Training session on VN’s sea and islands and Vietnam Coast Guard Law for reserve soldiers of Ba Dinh district
Training session on VN’s sea and islands and Vietnam Coast Guard Law for reserve soldiers of Ba Dinh district
SOCIETYicon  19/06/2020 

Propagating and consolidating the knowledge of the situation of the country’s sea, islands, drug prevention and fighting, the Law on Coast Guard to help the reserve officers and soldiers 

Center for Professional Training of Coast Guard: A bright spot for mass mobilization
Center for Professional Training of Coast Guard: A bright spot for mass mobilization
SOCIETYicon  03/07/2020 

The Center for Professional Training of Coast Guard always focuses on leading, directing and promoting mass mobilization task, contributing to strengthening the solidarity between the army and the people.

Coast Guard Region 2: "Accompanying fishermen" throughout the Central Coast
Coast Guard Region 2: "Accompanying fishermen" throughout the Central Coast
SOCIETYicon  02/04/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 2 will expand the scope and subjects in implementing the program "The Coast Guard accompanies fishermen" throughout the coast of the central region.

Online conference on Vietnam Coast Guard Law
Online conference on Vietnam Coast Guard Law
SOCIETYicon  18/09/2020 

On the morning of September 18, the Ministry of Defense held an online training course on the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard with the participation of 74 localities throughout the country.

"Popularize" law propaganda and education for fishermen
"Popularize" law propaganda and education for fishermen
SOCIETYicon  16/03/2020 

Strengthen the propaganda, dissemination and education of the law, building an all-people defense posture associated with the people's security posture in information security work on the sea and islands.

With Vietnam Coast Guard’s companionship, fishermen understand more about the law
With Vietnam Coast Guard’s companionship, fishermen understand more about the law
SOCIETYicon  28/06/2020 

Propaganda activities of the Vietnam Coast Guard have brought into full play, helping fishermen be more deeply aware of the importance of the sea and islands associated with national defense and security tasks.

Improving technical equipment of the Coast Guard’s vessels to put into practical training
Improving technical equipment of the Coast Guard’s vessels to put into practical training
SOCIETYicon  30/06/2020 

The High Command of the Coast Guard specially focuses on research and improvement of technical equipment on vessels of the Coast Guard forces and put into training to fit the actual situation.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 inspects shooting skills, using K54 pistols and AK submachine guns, using real bullets
High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 inspects shooting skills, using K54 pistols and AK submachine guns, using real bullets
SOCIETYicon  24/06/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 1 has organized drills to check the shooting skills using real bullets for its soldiers in 2020.

Popularizing VN Coast Guard Law combined with propaganda on drug prevention for fishermen
Popularizing VN Coast Guard Law combined with propaganda on drug prevention for fishermen
SOCIETYicon  27/06/2020 

The working group went to each fishing boat anchored at the wharf to propagate about the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard and also drug prevention for more than 500 fishermen.

The Coast Guard provides medical examination to Catholics in Loc Ha District
The Coast Guard provides medical examination to Catholics in Loc Ha District
SOCIETYicon  28/06/2020 

In the Cua Sot area, the Coast Guard collaborated with the Northern Association of Young Physicians, Hapro Hanoi and other units to organize medical examination, consultation, provide free medicine, and donate 500 kg of rice to local residents.

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 provides information on the country’s sea and island situation
The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 provides information on the country’s sea and island situation
SOCIETYicon  28/06/2020 

Information on Vietnam’s sea and island situation in 2020 has been provided to 340 officials and members of the Party Committees of Phuoc Buu town and Xuyen Moc commune by officials of the High Command of Coast Guard Region 3.

High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 promotes dissemination of law to local people
High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 promotes dissemination of law to local people
SOCIETYicon  30/06/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 cooperated with the Propaganda Department of Xuyen Moc District Party Committee to organize a meeting 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 hands over antiquities to local museum
The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 hands over antiquities to local museum
SOCIETYicon  15/05/2020 

The High Command of Coast Guard Region 3 has just handed over the antiques illegally salvaged by fishing vessels to the Museum of Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province.

Coast Guard vessels perform the task of inspecting Vietnam - China fishing activities
Coast Guard vessels perform the task of inspecting Vietnam - China fishing activities
SOCIETYicon  23/04/2020 

During this joint inspection, the Coast Guard forces of the two countries will conduct the inspection and supervision of the implementation of the Fisheries Cooperation Agreement at 9 points in the Gulf of Tonkin’s common fishing area.

50 students from Nhat Quang Secondary School participate in “I love my country’s sea, island” contest
50 students from Nhat Quang Secondary School participate in “I love my country’s sea, island” contest
SOCIETYicon  31/05/2020 

The High Command of the Coast Guard held the contest “I love my country’s sea, island” in Nhat Quang commune, Phu Cu district, Hung Yen province on May 30.

Regulations on equipment, funding and facilities for the Vietnam Coast Guard
Regulations on equipment, funding and facilities for the Vietnam Coast Guard
SOCIETYicon  20/03/2020 

The Law on Vietnam Coast Guard, took effect on July 1, 2019, is a law of special importance, specifying the activities of the Vietnam Coast Guard.

Over 340 Vietnamese in US flown home safely
Over 340 Vietnamese in US flown home safely
SOCIETYicon  20/09/2020 

More than 340 Vietnamese citizens in the US were repatriated on a flight that landed at Van Don International Airport, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on September 20.

The Coast Guard organizes "I love my country’s sea and islands" contest in Gia Vien
The Coast Guard organizes "I love my country’s sea and islands" contest in Gia Vien
SOCIETYicon  27/06/2020 

This morning, June 27, the High Command of the Coast Guard coordinated with the People's Committee of Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province to hold the contest "I love my country’s sea and islands".

Seriously implement the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
Seriously implement the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard
SOCIETYicon  02/03/2020 

The High Command of the Coast Guard has deployed the development of a project to propagate and disseminate the Vietnam Coast Guard Law in the period of 2019 - 2022.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN