The inner-city of Hanoi is running out of land for school construction, resulting in a serious shortage of classroom space in many wards.
The inner-city of Hanoi is running out of land school construction, resulting in a serious shortage of classroom space in many wards
The information was given by officials from the municipal Department of Education and Training at a recent meeting to seek measures on deal with the lack of schools.
In order to meet the city's target, there is a need for 5.4 million square metres for schools. This figure includes 2.33 million for preschools, 1.96 million for primary schools and the rest for secondary schools.
At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, 44 wards in Hanoi lacked public schools.
Ten wards do not have public primary schools, most of these are located in inner-city districts; and 28 wards still lack secondary schools. Only two out of 17 new urban areas in the city have enough public classroom space to meet students' demands.
The department has said that local school districts and agencies will soon discuss enlarging the existing schools of the inner-city to ease the problem.
For suburban districts, delegates proposed finding and utilising unused land, as well as reappropriating 5% of land area formerly planned for public works to build schools.