VietNamNet Bridge – The new academic year has just begun, but in Vietnam’s southwestern region, many schools are on the verge of collapse.
Whenever it rains or storms, classrooms swing. Teachers are afraid that the ceiling
can collapse anytime but they cannot do anything.
The Long Binh primary school in Long Binh commune, in Nga Nam district, the southern province
of Soc Trang, is in seriously poor condition.
The sheet metal roof with moss and twigs.
The ceiling of a classroom.
A wood pillar is set up amid a classroom of a primary school in Soc Trang
province to prevent the roof from falling down.
The My Binh primary school, also in Soc Trang province, was built
in the 1980s. The school is near collapsing.
Inside a classroom.
This classroom looks like a stable.
In Ca Mau province, the Primary School No. 6 in Song Doc town, Tran Van Thoi
district--was built in 1990, with four classrooms. Students have to study in three shifts.
Teachers are very afraid that the school can collapse anytime. Walls are “edged”
by planks. There is only one room for 20 teachers.
A new school is building.
A student is waiting for her shift.