The celebration was held by Hue University and Thua Thien-Hue College of Education with traditional rituals such as praying for luck, splashing water and typing a string around a person’s wrist. Lao students introduced the unique culture of Laos through art performances. Bunpimay festival is observed on April 13-16 annually to pray for good weather, health, abundant harvests and prosperity. The programme helps cheer up Lao students and tightens friendship between the two countries. On the occasion, the Lao Embassy in Vietnam and Hue University presented certificates of merit to 60 outstanding Lao students. Universities and colleges across Thua Thien-Hue province have trained about 1,100 Lao students via a cooperation programme between Vietnamese and Lao localities. They have also built lodging for more than 500 Lao students. Schools have held culture, art and sport activities for Vietnamese and Lao students to promote their their friendship and mutual understanding … [Read more...] about Over 500 Lao students welcome traditional New Year festival in Hue
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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?
At the celebration for Lao traditional New Year festival of Bunpimay The celebration was held by the Hue University and Hue College of Education with various traditional rituals such as splashing water to pray for prosperity in the new year, and tying strings around a person’s wrist to wish for good health, luck and success. Lao students introduced their unique culture through their traditional dance. Bunpimay festival is observed on April 13-16 annually to pray for good weather, health, abundant harvests and prosperity. The programme helps cheer up Lao students and tightens friendship and solidarity between the two countries. On the occasion, the Lao Consulate General in Da Nang city presented certificates of merit to 15 Lao students for their excellent academic performance. Universities and colleges across Thua Thien-Hue province have trained about 1,200 Lao students via a cooperation programme between Vietnamese and Lao localities. Annually, the province provides 10 … [Read more...] about Lao students in Thua Thien-Hue celebrate Bunpimay festival
"Organ donations can give life to others. Donating is a good deed we can do after death," says Pham Hung, a 12th grader at Nguyen Du High School in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province. Students at Nguyen Du High School attend a roundtable meeting on the importance of organ donations. Hung and his close friend Dinh Huu Thien Phuc, an 11th grader at the school, have been working for months on a research project that raises students' awareness about the value of organ donations. Their project has received a positive response from teachers, students and officials. “We wanted to do something to spread the good will and compassion shown by organ donors, who help to save other people,” Hung says. The two students say they were especially inspired by the story of a seven-year-old girl from Hanoi who died of a brain tumor last year and whose corneas were donated for transplant operations in two patients. Watching An’s inspiring story on television, Hung and Phuc were motivated … [Read more...] about Students spread the word about importance of organ donations in Vietnam
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