The Government issued Resolution 127 after its September regular meeting, which says that offline teaching will resume in areas that have controlled Covid-19 and can ensure safety from October 2021. Localities are now gearing up to prepare to receive students, including HCM City, the major epicenter of the fourth pandemic wave. Nguyen Tang Vu from the HCM City High School for the Gifted believes that as students return to school, online teaching will stop but not completely. Vu said students have adapted well to online teaching. His students study seriously and effectively, always fulfilling exercises. However, he found some problems in online teaching. “I found that many students have to study online with devices with small screens, such as smartphones and tablets. As students have busy schedules, they will bear negative impact if having to look at small screen for too long,” he said. The other problem is online exams. No one can say for sure if students cheat during … [Read more...] about Will online teaching end its mission when schools reopen?
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One Monday morning, when Daniel Evans was in a meeting in his office in downtown Saigon, his 13-year-old son called and screamed on the phone: "The Internet is broken, I cannot attend online classes". The Briton tried calling his wife, who was also at work in an international school in District 2, but there was no answer. He had to end the meeting early and traveled 5 km to his home to help his son with the lessons. "I do not have a part-time nanny like I used to because of worries about Covid infection from strangers," he said. "We have him at home alone, and take turns to come home to have lunch and check on him". He is among many parents in the city who worry about their children and their health as people return to office and kids remain at home without being vaccinated against Covid-19. A student of Luong The Vinh Primary School in HCMC's District 7 has his online lesson. Photo courtesy of parents The city lifted its lockdown and allowed economic … [Read more...] about People struggle to care for kids as offices reopen but schools don’t
Dame Cindy Kiro, New Zealand's Governor-General , during her swearing-in ceremony. (Photo: Phil Smith/VNP) Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 21 send a message of congratulations to Dame Cindy Kiro after the latter was sworn in as the new Governor-General of New Zealand earlier the day. Vietnam and New Zealand established diplomatic ties on June 19, 1975. New Zealand opened an embassy in Hanoi and a consulate general in HCM City in November 1995, while Vietnam opened an embassy in New Zealand in May 2003 and a commercial affairs office in Auckland in 2005, which was moved to Wellington in 2007./. VNA … [Read more...] about Congratulations to new Governor-General of New Zealand
This set of criteria replaces the one which was issued in April 2020. Accordingly, the set of criteria includes 10 component criteria. An educational institution which meets at least six criteria will be allowed to resume operations. Those meeting 6-7 criteria are required to fulfill at least eight criteria within 48 hours to maintain operations. Staffs of educational institutions are requested to have green QR codes which show their vaccination history. If they do not have green QR codes, they must present one of the following documents: the certificate showing they have been cured from COVID-19 for less than 6 months or has been vaccinated for at least 14 days. The distance between students and teachers is at least one meter in classrooms, examination rooms or working rooms and at least two meters outside classrooms, examination rooms or working rooms. In addition, teachers and students are asked to wash hands frequently and wear face masks. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about HCM City issues set of COVID-19 prevention and control safety criteria at schools
The project was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in August and launched today. A three-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) kicked off on Oct 21 to protect Vietnam's natural habitats in the Mekong Delta region, increase the sustainability of fisheries, enhance climate change adaptation, and improve biodiversity conservation. Participants at the project launching ceremony held in Hanoi today Photo: US Embassy in Vietnam. The US$2.9 million project, which was announced during US Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in August, will be jointly conducted by the USAID, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Directorate of Fisheries of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Mekong Delta and its islands are home to 70% of Vietnam’s mangroves and 90% of its seagrass beds. Fed by the sediment and nutrients from … [Read more...] about USAID, partners launch US$2.9 million project to protect Mekong Delta’s habitat
Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue, Supreme Patriarch of the Patronage Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (Photo: dantri.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue , Supreme Patriarch of the Patronage Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), passed away on October 21 morning at the age of 105. The Most Venerable, who led an 85-year religious life, is also member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and head of the Vien Minh (Rang) Pagoda in Quang Lang commune of Hanoi’s Phu Xuyen district. He used to be the Vice President of the VBS’s Executive Council and head of the executive board of the VBS chapter in former Ha Tay province (now part of Hanoi). The monk was honoured with the Ho Chi Minh Order, the second-class Independence Order, the Great National Unity Order, the certificate of merit by the Prime Minister, and many other noble rewards in recognition of his dedications to the Buddhism and the secular life. The respect-paying … [Read more...] about Supreme Patriarch of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha passes away