Sixteen million dollars has been allocated to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to compile a set of textbooks for the new general education program. However, the allocation has not been done. Under the National Assembly Resolution No 88 on renovating curricula and textbooks for general education, many different textbooks will be compiled by different authors, and MOET will also compile one set of textbooks. The government later allowed MOET not to compile textbooks and to privatize the compilation. There are now enough textbooks for all grades and learning subjects, and there are many choices in textbooks for schools. Thanh stressed that though textbooks are compiled by different authors, all of them must undergo inspection by MOET. This means that MOET is responsible for all the textbooks used for general schools. Kim Chi Monopoly in textbook publishing still exists in Vietnam Twenty-four out of 32 textbooks chosen by the Ministry of Education and Training … [Read more...] about US$16 million loan allocated for textbook compilation
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The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has published 32 textbooks for eight subjects and experience activities, but these do not include textbooks for English. According to Tien Phong, at the workshop titled ‘Vietnam Education Publishing House and the task of renovating general education program and textbooks’, in the North, the publisher introduced four sets of sample textbooks which have been approved by the Appraisal Council. Article 5 of Circular No 33 on standards, process of compiling and editing textbooks, says that textbooks must properly and fully present the content of learning subject curricula or educational activities; and they must be basic, scientific, practical and consistent with the reality of Vietnam. Therefore, there must be specific regulations and standards on using foreign textbooks for Vietnam’s schools. If using foreign books, publishing houses only cooperate with foreign publishers to make a profit. Meanwhile, the textbook … [Read more...] about English textbooks not yet approved by Education Ministry, why?
The Standing Board of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) held a briefing on July 31 in Hanoi under the chair of VFF President Tran Thanh Man. The briefing aimed to discuss the organization of the awarding ceremony. At the briefing. Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn The second edition of the awards was launched on January 1, 2018 and last to June 21, 2019 by the VFF Central Committee, the Vietnam Journalists’ Association and the Vietnam Television. The organizing panel received 1,046 entries from over 100 press agencies nationwide. All entries followed the awards’ regulations and criteria, reflecting corruption cases, administrative reforms and fight against corruption and wastefulness. Among them, the jury has selected 35 items for awards, including four A, nine B, ten C, and 12 consolation prizes. Addressing the event, VFF President Tran Thanh Man spoke highly of the close coordination among the VFF Central Committee, the Vietnam … [Read more...] about Outstanding anti-corruption press works to be honored
Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue, head of the Steering Committee for international economic integration, will pay official visits to the U.S., Brazil and Chile from June 25-July 6. Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue He will be accompanied by Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The, deputy head of the Central Economic Commission Tran Sy Thanh, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Vu Dai Thang, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai, Deputy Minister of Finance Huynh Quang Hai, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Nguyen Thi Hong and Vice Chairman of the Government Office Nguyen Sy Hiep. The Deputy PM’s official visit to the U.S. from June 25-27 aims to maintain and enhance the two countries’ diplomatic relations, affirming Viet Nam’s wish to accelerate cooperation with the U.S. within the Comprehensive Partnership, and seeking ways … [Read more...] about DPM Hue to visit U.S., Brazil, Chile next week
The 2020 UPU letter-writing competition was launched on December 6 at a ceremony held in Thanh Cong Secondary School in Hanoi, marking the 33rd time that such a contest has been held in Vietnam. The UPU letter-writing competition launching ceremony at Thanh Cong School in Hanoi (Photo: MIC) The contest is open to all Vietnamese children under 15 who are supposed to write a letter about the world we currently live in. The letters must be handwritten, no more than 800 words long and have not been published in newspapers or books. The contestants can write their letters in any language but foreign-language letters must be accompanied by their translations into Vietnamese, which is the language used for judgement. The letters are to be sent to Thieu nien Tien phong (Young Pioneers) Newspaper at 5 Hoa Ma Street, Hanoi, no later than February 25 according to the postmark date. The organisers will award one first prize worth VND5 million (US$216), three second prizes, five third … [Read more...] about Vietnam launches 2020 UPU letter-writing contest