ADB finances secondary school upgrade in disadvantaged areas

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(VOV) - VND78.8 billion will be allocated to upgrading infrastructure of 19 junior secondary schools in 19 disadvantaged communes in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak.

The sum is sourced from a project to assist schools in underprivileged areas. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) contributed VND64.3 billion to the project, which aims to reduce the school dropout rate.

The project is expected to create 89 new classrooms, four libraries, 12 laboratories, and 139 boarding rooms for pupils, 59 working rooms for teachers, 19 kitchens and 39 lavatories, which will be put into operation in the 2012-2013 academic year.

The provincial department of education and training said that since 2008, Dak Lak has mobilized many resources to build and operate 1,605 classrooms for kindergartens, elementary schools, junior secondary schools, and high schools, and 670 rooms for teachers.

All these classrooms were equipped with standardized chairs, desks, and blackboards.

However, the province is still in need of more than 1,300 additional classrooms and 545 official rooms for teachers.

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