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?
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At the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – An international seminar, entitled “Vietnam and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Francophone environment”, took place in Hanoi on December 6. The event was co-hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam and the Defence Ministry’s Vietnam Peacekeeping Department under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Office of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), the Asia-Pacific Office of the Francophone University Agency and the French Embassy in Vietnam. The seminar focused its discussions on Vietnam and the Francophone community’s experience in the peacekeeping mission, achievements and challenges, thereby proposing measures to improve the efficiency of the work. Director of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Department Maj. Gen. Hoang Kim Phung said the event once again affirmed Vietnam’s political determination and commitment to extensively join the UN peacekeeping … [Read more...] about Seminar talks UN peacekeeping mission in Francophone environment
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith hosted a reception in Vientiane on December 6 for a delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism led by Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien who have been on a two-day working visit to Laos. At the meeting, PM Thongloun spoke highly of the outcomes of the earlier talks between Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune and Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien. He congratulated Vietnamese athletes on their outstanding achievements at the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) in the Philippines and Vietnam on welcoming 15 million foreign visitors this year. Laos wants to learn from Vietnam’s experience in tourism development to turn tourism into an important economic sector of the country in the coming time, he said. In reply, Thien affirmed that his ministry is willing to share experience and bolster … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Laos enhance cooperation in culture, sports, tourism
By Robert Bicknell Ahh, it’s almost time for the US Open again and that means it’s time to bash the USGA before the USGA bashes the “best players in the world” with a ridiculous course set up, but this year will be a little different because the USGA's Mike Davis has relinquished course-setup duties to John Bodenhamer, who has run USGA amateur championships since 2011. Davis is the genius who brought us such favorites as the mishandling of the Dustin Johnson ruling at Oakmont in 2016 and the ravaged greens at Chambers Bay in 2015, the set up which caused Phil Mickelson to temporarily lose his mind and intentionally hit a moving ball in last year’s US Open, the new rules for 2019, and its poor roll-out which resulted in severe mockery by the Tour players and, I’m sure, many amateurs as well. In a nutshell, the USPGA Tour players are not happy with the USGA by any stretch of the imagination and have actually considered boycotting the US Open … [Read more...] about US Open: here we go again
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (R) and OIF Secretary General Louise Mushikiwabo (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has affirmed that Vietnam supports and wants to contribute to the Francophone community’s efforts to promote peace, stability and development in the world and the Francophone community in particular. During a reception in Hanoi on December 6 for Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) Louise Mushikiwabo, Thinh said Vietnam’s contributions to the Francophone community are in conformity with its foreign policy of diversification of international ties and active global integration; being a friend, a trustworthy partner and responsible member of the international community. Amid rising challenges in the world at present, Thinh said multilateral mechanisms, especially the Francophone community, play an increasingly important role. She said Vietnam supports the strengthening of … [Read more...] about Vietnam backs Francophone community’s efforts for world peace