The fact that leaders and officers of the HCM City Education and Training Department receive remuneration for compiling textbooks has caused a stir among the public. In a document from the Ministry of Education and Trianing (MOET) to the local press, the ministry affirmed that in order to ensure fairness, publicity and transparency in choosing textbooks, the ministry has drafted a circular (which has been published on its website for public opinions) which stipulates that those who compile and inspect textbooks will not be allowed to become members of councils which have the right to choose textbooks for use. The fact that the Vietnam Education Publishing House and the HCM City Education and Training Department are joining hands to compile textbooks is the responsibility of involved parties and they need to explain this to MOET. Meanwhile, at the workshop on renovating the general education program held by the Vietnam Education Publishing House recently, director of the HCM … [Read more...] about Is Education Ministry allowing HCM City to compile textbooks?
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The president of a university in Ho Chi Minh City has been accused of wastefulness building an artificial pine tree on the campus, whereas a university officer claims that both his school and alumni provide the fund for it. The school has allowed and supported the students in decorating the ‘smart pine tree’ for Christmas and New Year for the last four years, in line with its principles of education, according to Dr. Do Van Dung, president of the university. Those principles are making students feel proud of their school, helping international students remember their New Year and the school integrate into the world, and creating opportunities for students of different majors to innovate. “The pine tree of this year was designed by the students themselves who are from many majors like mechatronics, automation, engineering cybernetics, wood industry, architecture, and graphic design,” Dr. Dung said. “That’s multi-sectoral cooperation in a digital … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City university president faces allegation of waste building Christmas tree
Thai An Village in Vinh Hai Commune of Ninh Hai District is home to 540 households growing grapes on 182 hectares. Locals began experimenting with the fingernail grape from Japan two years ago hoping for a higher yield. A farmer sprays his crop. At the start of 2017, fingernail grapes were planted across 5,000 square meters. Today, they occupy 70,000 square meters (7 hectares). There are two main harvests per year, the first during the winter-spring transition and the latter at the end of summer into fall. The fruit itself can be harvested year-round. However, for quality purposes, planters adhere to strict procedures to avoid the October to November rainy season. This new variety of grapes has three colors - green, red and yellow. "The grape requires consistent maintenance, frequent pruning and removal of smaller berries for an even and uniform cluster," said farmer Nguyen Thi Kim Lien. Fingernail grapes have a sweet, succulent … [Read more...] about Tourists go grapes for Ninh Thuan gardens
A workshop themed "ASEAN 4.0: entrepreneurs in the fourth industrial revolution” takes place in Hanoi on August 21. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Opportunities and challenges facing ASEAN enterprises in the fourth industrial revolution (4.0) were the main discussion at a workshop hosted by the Foreign Ministry in Hanoi on August 21. The event, themed “ASEAN 4.0: entrepreneurs in the fourth industrial revolution”, forms part of activities ahead the World Economic Forum (WEF) ASEAN 2018 that will take place in Hanoi from September 11-13. It saw the participation of representatives from ASEAN embassies in Vietnam, ministries, leaders of top local technology enterprises and economic experts. Participants shared ideas and made policy recommendations to help ASEAN enterprises improve their adaptation to and increase their participation in the 4.0 industrial revolution, thus maintaining the region’s active development. In his opening speech, Deputy Foreign … [Read more...] about Workshop talks ASEAN entrepreneurs in revolution 4.0
Delegates visit an exhibition on ICT products and solutions as part of the 22nd Vietnam ICT Development conference that opened yesterday in Vinh Long province (Photo: baovinhlong.com.vn) Vinh Long (VNA) - Mekong Delta provinces and cities need to apply advanced technology in agriculture, human resources training, e-government and climate-change adaptation, experts said at a conference held in Vinh Long province on August 29. More than 700 delegates, including representatives of 55 businesses from the information technology and communication (ICT) sector across the country took part in the 22nd Vietnam ICT Development Conference. With the theme “Industrial Revolution 4.0 - Opportunities for the Mekong Delta”, the conference focused on building e-government and adapting to climate change under the guidelines and orientation of the Party and State. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, said the Mekong Delta is the … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta advised to apply hi-tech in various fields