According to the draft amended Law on Price presented by Finance Minister Ho Duc Phoc to the ongoing National Assembly session, textbooks will be among products and services under state control in prices.
Tran Lam Nam Bao, born in 2004, who is a 12th grader at Nguyen Thi Minh Khai High School in HCM City, has posted his designs on his Facebook page and chat groups, attracting tens of thousands of likes, comments and shares.
Teachers say sixth graders this year will be able to access literature works that their parents and grandparents did not have in their textbooks.
The Ministry of Education and Training has announced that there will be only three sets of textbooks for second graders, including two published by the Vietnam Education Publishing House.
To date, the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has received applications for three samples of Vietnamese language textbooks for second graders under the new general education program.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has given back $16 million that was initially allocated to it to compile textbooks.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has examined and approved 46 textbooks of five sets of textbooks belonging to three publishing houses.
Many National Assembly (NA) deputies raised concerns over the quality of the first-grade textbook set and demanded accountability for the issue in the plenary session on socio-economic issues on Wednesday in Hanoi.
Previously, publishing houses collaborated with authors to organize textbook 'experiments', but in the coming time, these will be carried out with the participation of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).
Currently, 71,941 teachers are needed for preschools and general schools.
Bui Manh Hung, textbook author, says the current teaching and learning conditions and the environment for children to develop language is better than that of 20 years ago.
Parents have complained that the new curriculum for first graders is ‘unreasonable’, while others think it is better than the previous one.
The new 2020-2021 academic year began one week ago, but many parents in HCM City and Dong Nai province complain that they still cannot buy textbooks for their children.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has proposed listing private tutoring as a conditional business field, but experts think this will not be a good solution.