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(CPV) - Schools in flood-hit areas in the central province of Quang Binh are opened after the flood but thousands of pupils lack books and textbooks, said director of Quang Binh provincial Department of Education and Training, Prof. Nguyen Ke Than, on October 25th.
The educational sector in Quang Binh province was heavily damaged by the two historical floods. Five pupils died. Material damage was initially estimated at over 210 billion VND. Most office equipment, teaching aids, books for teachers and students at 284 schools in flood-hit areas were damaged.
With support of authorities at all levels, organizations and individuals, Quang Binh provincial Department of Education and Training instructed educational establishments to stabilize teaching and studying, and support students in danger of dropping out of school to continue their education.
This is also the common situation of education sector in flood-hit areas in central Vietnam. Hundred thousands of textbooks and books were swept away by the flood waters, thousands of schools were flooded. Ten thousands of tables and desks were heavily damaged. Teachers and students in these areas cleaned classrooms to reopen the school.
According to Ngo The Ly, from the central Ha Tinh provincial Department of Education and Training, during the past floods, all student in the province were off school. 258 schools in the province were flooded. 9000-metre wall was collapsed. 13000 houses and hundreds of tenement houses for teachers were damaged. 6 students died. The province is now lacking thousands of textbooks for students at all levels.