Despite ban, teachers’ after-school classes continue

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Despite ban, teachers’ after-school classes continue

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), in an effort to ease excessive amount of homework for students, has prohibited teachers to hold after-school classes. But many instructors have ignored the ban.

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MOET wants to compile revised textbooks in new VND800 billion program

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MOET wants to compile revised textbooks in new VND800 billion program

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is seeking the National Assembly’s approval to revise school textbooks, estimated to cost VND800 billion. While the ministry wants to be one of the compilers of the textbooks, many educators say the task should be done by experienced teachers.

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

VietNamNet Bridge – The new regulation exempting students from foreign-language exams for university admission will be difficult to implement as it is too vague, students and educators believe.

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New foreign language exemptions for high school graduation exam

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The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has issued an exemption to foreign languages for the high school graduation exam next year.

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New foreign language exemptions for high school graduation exam

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New foreign language exemptions for high school graduation exam

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) has issued an exemption to foreign languages for the high school graduation exam next year.

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MOET evaluates universities, but criteria for evaluation unclear

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MOET evaluates universities, but criteria for evaluation unclear

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has kicked off a university accreditation process, but the criteria for quality assurance remain controversial.

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Junior colleges to change hands as part of education overhaul

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Junior colleges to change hands as part of education overhaul

VietNamNet Bridge – The decision by the government to remove junior colleges and vocational intermediate schools from the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and merge them with the vocational training system has raised major concerns.

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State-owned nursery schools not allowed to recruit teachers

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State-owned nursery schools not allowed to recruit teachers

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) says that a shortage of nursery school teachers is a major problem in all cities and provinces, but the Ministry of Interior Affairs believes recruitment of more teachers is unnecessary.

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English-language classes overlap in primary, secondary schools

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English-language classes overlap in primary, secondary schools

VietNamNet Bridge – After five years of learning English at primary school, sixth graders in HCM City now have to learn English at secondary school.

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Universities reluctant to use new managerial autonomy

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Universities reluctant to use new managerial autonomy

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators in the past complained about their lack of freedom in making important decisions about school operations, and were later granted more autonomy by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). But some of them are now reluctant to use it.

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Schools replace out-of-date textbooks with their own versions

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Schools replace out-of-date textbooks with their own versions

VietNamNet Bridge – Most schools in HCM City teach students according to schoolbooks they compile themselves, as the information in textbooks from the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) is out of date.

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Schools will struggle to meet enrollment target

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Schools will struggle to meet enrollment target

It would be difficult to achieve the target of universalising pre-school education for five-year-old children by the end of next year, agreed educational experts at a conference yesterday.

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Parents, educators question MOET’s reform initiatives

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Parents, educators question MOET’s reform initiatives

VietNamNet Bridge – New policies and reform programs developed by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) have caused controversy, including a recent decision to combine the annual national high school exam and university entrance exam.

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Vietnam merges high school graduation and university entrance exams

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Vietnam merges high school graduation and university entrance exams

Vietnam’s Minister of Education and Training (MoET) approved on Tuesday a plan regarding the high school graduation and university entrance exams from the academic year of 2015. One part of the plan includes merging the two exams into one national exam to be held every June.

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School dropouts at an alarming rate

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

School dropouts at an alarming rate

(VOV) - Approximately 1.1 million Vietnamese children aged 5-14 have either dropped out of or have never attended school, the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) announced at a seminar in Hanoi on September 11.

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