More and more students want to leave international schools in HCM City and return to state owned schools. However, many of them have been refused by state owned schools, which believe that the learning capacity of the students from international is bad. In the past, parents once rushed to bring their children to international schools, believing that their children need intensive English lessons and a modern education environment. Meanwhile, they now do the opposite – bringing the children back to state owned schools. “International school” in Vietnam is understood as the schools founded by Vietnamese or foreign institutions or individuals. The schools can follow either the Vietnamese or foreign curricula, but the most important characteristic of the schools is that students have more English lessons than students of Vietnamese schools. The wave of leaving international schools for state owned schools A stack of notebooks was seen on the table of the Deputy … [Read more...] about International schools not ideal education centers at all
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said Wednesday he was ready to sign a power-transfer deal if the opposition provides guarantees from the United States, Europe and Gulf countries for implementing the proposal. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (Source: AFP) "After my return from Saudi Arabia, where I spent 112 days for treating injuries I sustained from the June 3 attack, they ( opposition) demand that I sign the Gulf (power-transfer) initiative. Fine, we are ready to sign the deal, either me or my deputy Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi," Saleh said in a speech before a meeting of his party leaders in Sanaa, aired by the state television. "I'm ready to sign the initiative, but I ask the opposition to firstly provide international guarantees to implement the initiative in full. First, we want Gulf guarantees; second, European guarantees; and third, U.S. guarantees," he said. "The opposition (parties), however, demand only my signature and say they would discuss the … [Read more...] about Yemeni president demands international guarantees for power- transfer deal
Vietnamese parents now have three choices for their children’s education – state owned schools, private schools and international schools. The choices are different, but parents all share the common viewpoint that the traditional education applied at state owned school has become unsuitable any longer. Parents always try to bring best things to children Architect Tran Minh Tam, Chair of TTT Construction and Interior Decoration Company, has two sons who are both studying at international schools. Tam believes that people not only can get knowledge from schools, therefore, he wants his children to experience easygoing school years, when they can have time for entertainment and relax, music and film. International schools prove to be the ones which can best satisfy the requirements of Tam. However, Tam feared that the children would become the strangers in the Vietnamese community and they could not speak Vietnamese. Therefore, he decided to bring the children to state … [Read more...] about Where to bring children to – state-owned, private or international schools?
The top UN human rights official deplored the "devastatingly remorseless toll of human lives" in Syria and exhorted the world community on October 13 "to take immediate measures" to protect citizens. "The onus is on all members of the international community to take protective action in a collective and decisive manner, before the continual ruthless repression and killings drive the country into a full-blown civil war," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in a written statement describing a dire human rights situation in Syria. Her remarks came as protesters took to the streets on October 14 in various Syrian cities, a nationwide outpouring supporting the "free army," a reference to personnel who have defected from President Bashar al-Assad's military and to the recently formed Syrian Free Army. At least 12 people were reported dead in the latest protests, according to Syrian Observatory, an activist group. Protests erupted in Syria seven months ago, … [Read more...] about UN rights chief urges ‘immediate’ international steps to protect Syrians
Truong Tri Truc Diem, considered among the world’s 50 most beautiful women by beauty pageant-focused magazine Global Beauties in 2007, will represent Vietnam at the Miss International contest to be held in Chengdu, China, next month. Truong Tri Truc DiemPhoto: Miss International Before the final night on November 6, contestants will have to go through several rounds like talent, national costume, swimsuit, and evening gown. In the national costume round, Diem will wear a 10-kg outfit designed by Long Dung and inspired by Mother Au Co in the legend of Vietnam’s birth. Diem will also wear three evening gowns by Vincent Doan and a swimsuit by Tien Loi. Having experience competing in the 2007 Miss Earth contest and winning the Miss Fashion Prize then, she is very confident of a good showing. Diem, 24, is a popular, singer, and actor. Miss International has become one of the five most prestigious beauty contests in the world. It aims to honor women … [Read more...] about Vietnam names contestant for Miss International