The Hanoi Times - Vietnam strives to achieve the national goal of primary education universalisation for children in all provinces and cities by 2015.
According to the Ministry of Education and Training, the nation also sets a target of providing full-day schooling to 50-60 percent of primary pupils and supplying free textbooks to all primary and secondary students who are policy beneficiaries and living in disadvantaged areas.
During the 2003-2008 period, 48 out of 63 provinces and cities achieved the goal of primary education universalisation for children.
36 percent of primary pupils attended full-day classes and 88 percent of junior secondary students enrolled in schools.
Vietnam also established over 9,000 community-based study centres in more than 10,700 communes, wards and towns nationwide during the period.