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Thanh Hoa schools face English teacher shortage

Cong Binh Primary School

Many parents have filed complaints about the fact that English isn’t taught at 11 public primary schools in Thanh Hoa Province despite it being a main subject. According to the parents in Cong Binh, Cong Chinh, Cong Liem and Yen My communes, English hasn’t been taught at many schools for …

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Schools that lack teachers not allowed to expand staff

Schools keep complaining about the lack of teachers

Schools have repeatedly complained to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) about the lack of teachers, but the Ministry does not have the right to recruit teachers. MOET’s Deputy Minister Nguyen Duy Thang said at an event held by the National Assembly’s Committee for Culture, Education, the Youth and …

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Children encouraged to join risky play

A volunteer from Think Playgrounds with a child at an outdoor park.

Professionals from Vietnam, France and Germany will share their experiences and insights about risky play through a seminar held in Hanoi on October 6. The experts, parents, educators and architects will discuss “why risky play is important”. Foreign panelists include Bianca Elgas, CEO of Kukuk Kultur, which develops, plans and …

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HCM City plans USD67m school milk programme

HCM City plans to launch a school milk programme in the 2018-2020 period

HCM City plans to launch a school milk programme with a total cost of VND1.482 trillion (USD67.36 million) during the 2018-2020 period. The programme is aimed to improve child nutrition at kindergartens and primary schools. Bui Thi Diem Thu, deputy head of the city’s Department of Education and Training, said …

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Textbook market: monopoly is behind all the problems

Textbooks now can be used only for one year

The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) takes on all the work, including compiling, verifying, approving, and printing and distributing textbooks. In other words, it holds a monopoly. Hoang Thi Hoa, deputy chair of the National Assembly’s Committee of Culture, Education, the Youth and Children, said a survey conducted on …

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Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Arthur Ashkin of the U.S. split the 2018 Nobel Physics Prize with Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada. Photo by TT News Agency/AFP/Hanna Franzen

Three researchers on Tuesday shared the 2018 Nobel Physics Prize for inventions in the field of laser physics. Their research has paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery and industry, the jury said. Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one half of the nine …

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