As many as 845 primary schools with around 315,000 students in 36
provinces and cities have benefited from the School Education Quality
Assurance Programme (SEQAP) during its two years of operation, Deputy
Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien said.
Addressing the conference to review implementation of SEQAP, held in
Hanoi on April 13, Deputy Minister Hien said that under the project,
around 50,000 primary school teachers and 3,100 school managers received
further training to increase their teaching and management capacity.
However, he pointed out shortcomings in implementation, such as a lack
of coordination among central and local State management agencies and
slow capital disbursement.
He proposed beneficiary
localities and the project’s management board improve the situation with
SEQAP, one of nine programmes using World Bank (WB) loans, and emerge
from the group of projects with slow disbursement.
project has been carried out since March, 2010 and will continue until
December, 2015 with an investment capital of 186 million USD, of which
27.9 million USD came from the Vietnamese government and the rest
financed by the WB, the UK Department for International Development and
the Belgian Development Agency.
It is designed to
improve the quality of primary education in the country, raise ethnic
minority children’s study results and create equal education opportunity
for all children.-VNA