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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.

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.

New education program: teachers’ competence plays key role

Tran Kieu, chair of the Vietnam Psychology – Education Association, noted that the new general education program (Program 2018) is designed to develop learners’ personal capabilities.

First set of primary Vietnamese textbooks republished

The Kim Dong Publishing House has re-published a set of “Quoc Van Giao Khoa Thu” (national textbooks), which has long been considered the first primary Vietnamese textbooks, published in the early years of the 20th century.


NA still debating ‘one program, many sets of textbooks’

 National Assembly deputies are still arguing about the ‘one program, many sets of textbooks’ principle they approved five years ago.

Education Publishing House will not raise textbook prices

VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House has finally stated that it will not raise textbook prices for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Education Ministry mulls solutions to reduce spending on textbooks

The Ministry of Education and Training has released an instruction asking teachers and managerial officers not to allow students write in textbooks so the books can be used again.

Gender stereotypes in textbooks influence career opportunities: experts

VietNamNet Bridge - Gender stereotypes in textbooks lead to many consequences, from school bullying to the loss of career opportunities, experts say.

Education Publishing House: is it making a profit or taking a loss? The controversy continues.

VietNamNet Bridge - The Education Publishing House (EPH) reported that it incurs a loss of VND40 billion each year in printing and distributing textbooks.

New policy may make it more difficult to control textbook market

Experts have warned that the ‘one curriculum, many sets of textbooks’ policy may cause chaos in the textbook market.

Is there a new battle for textbook market share?

Conversations have heated up on Internet forums about Ho Ngoc Dai, the father of the ‘education technology’ program, who wrote a textbook for first graders.

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.

Vietnamese waste $45,000 a year on textbooks used for only one year

VietNamNet Bridge - Hundreds of million of textbook copies, worth a total of VND1 trillion, are thrown away each year.

Education Ministry’s plan to terminate textbook compilation monopoly raises doubts

Experts do not believe that the monopoly in textbook compilation will end, though the Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha vowed to terminate the monopoly by holding auctions to find compilers.

HCMC students may follow a credit-based education program

A credit-based education program will be applied at secondary and high schools in HCMC on a trial basis from the 2019-2020 academic year, if the city’s proposals on an open policy for education receives approval.