The regional programme assesses student learning outcomes at primary Grade 5, with its key focus being to support member countries in developing robust learning assessment systems, enabling them to monitor student learning outcomes, thereby contributing to a more equitable and meaningful education for all children across the region. Accordingly, among the six participating countries Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines, primary school students in Vietnam ranked first in all three competencies surveyed, namely Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Specifically, in the Reading domain, the SEA-PLM survey measured student competency across six levels, in which Vietnamese students showed the highest average competency level of 6/6. The percentage of Vietnamese students achieving the 6th level of competency is 82%. Malaysia ranked second with 58% of students achieving the 6th level of competency. The percentages of the remainder were all below 10%. In terms of … [Read more...] about Vietnam ranks first among region’s primary school student learning outcomes: report
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I think it's important to talk about two types of plastic - single- and multi-use. The Vietnamese are, generally, exceptional retainers and re-users of multi-use plastics. People, obviously, don't want to waste money and can be ingenious at finding ways to extend the life of plastic goods. However, the real problem lies with single-use plastic (eg. drinking straws, carrier bags, and food containers). As most people are now aware, environmental issues are the key problem, but separate from those concerns, I've often wondered why Vietnamese feel the need to use bags upon bags upon bags? Why are straws put into every single drink? It all just seems so unnecessary to me. … [Read more...] about How much plastic is being used in Vietnam?
Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long speaks at a regular Government meeting today. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the competent agencies to clarify the responsibilities of agencies, individuals or organizations over the local Covid-19 transmission situation - PHOTO: VNA HCMC – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the competent agencies to clarify the responsibilities of agencies, individuals or organizations over the local Covid-19 transmission situation after the 1,347th case was reported last night, the country’s first locally transmitted case in over 80 days. … [Read more...] about PM asks agencies to pinpoint responsibility over local Covid-19 transmission
3. Learning from issues in a no-blame way: there will always be issues with humans and the software they build. The important thing to do is learn from the issues and take action. Creating a culture where root cause analysis is done objectively and without blame helps create the ability for an organisation to learn. Don’t ask whether the person made a mistake, but instead ask what could be done to ensure that the right choice is made next time. You also want to have a culture where people are comfortable raising security issues because they know they will be supported by the security team. … [Read more...] about Creating a culture of security
The awards will focus on brands in four key industrial (food processing, chemical rubber, mechanics. and information technology) and nine main service sectors (finance - banking - insurance; commerce; travel; transportation, port and warehouse; post and telecommunications, ICT; real estate; advisory; science and technology, health; education and training). … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City Brand Awards launched, to become annual feature