Passions for latest education technologies Ta Ngoc Tri, deputy head of the Primary Education Department under the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, said that local students have reaped impressive test results under the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) initiated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which he noted indicate the efficiency of the country’s investment policy in education. The country has always attached great importance to investing in the education sector which is regarded as a key factor in ensuring sustainability in socio-economic development. This can be seen in the revised Law on Education which was passed in June points out that at least 20 per cent of the total state budget must be allocated to educational development. The sector has been pursuing comprehensive reforms of training work. “Of note, we have issued a new general education curriculum which underlines the significance of … [Read more...] about Vietnam ready to leapfrog in education
Primary schools and teachers not ready for new general education cirriculum
A teacher in the remote mountainous province of Lai Chau has just been honoured for her efforts and contributions to a remote school in the area. Khoang Ha Po is teaching at a class opened for children aged between 3-5 at the remote village of Huoi Linh in Nam Nhun District in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, 500 kilometres from Hanoi. The village has just 18 Mong ethnic group households and is surrounded by rivers and high mountains. Children at the kindergarten class in Huoi Linh Village. Photo by Giaoduc.net The teacher, who is in her twenties, said that she came to teach at this class in 2015. As her house lies nearly 300 kilometres away in Muong Te District, she stays at this boarding class with the pupils and one other female teacher. "Life here is very hard due to difficult terrain," Po said. "The village is just some five kilometres from the commune's centre but it takes us nearly one hour by motorbike to travel to get food and necessities every … [Read more...] about Teacher honoured for great efforts in remote areas
PSI together with CMC TS and Goline officially introduced new securities trading system on Tuesday. — VNS Photo A securities trading system, designed to initially support clients, securities service staff, independent brokers and regulators, was officially launched on Tuesday, after nearly one year of implementation. The new system was developed by PetroVietnam Securities Incorporated (PSI) and the joint venture of CMC Technology and Solution (CMC TS) and Goline Informatics Technology and Service Joint Stock Company (Goline). On the platform of Okasan Information System Company (OIS), one of five leading securities enterprises in Japan, the new securities trading system will help PSI to minimise business process and operating time with automated processing tools, while also reducing freezing and crashing issues during trading hours. Currently, OIS securities software system is being deployed successfully in the stock markets of Japan, Hong Kong and Shanghai. PSI's new … [Read more...] about PSI together with CMC TS and Goline officially introduce new securities trading system
It's thought 2.5 billion people could benefit from technology first developed in the 1200s. At Lockheed Martin, for example, it used to take a technician two painstaking days to measure 309 locations for certain fasteners on a particular curved panel. But according to Shelley Peterson, the aerospace company's head of emerging technologies, the same job now takes little more than two hours. What changed? The technician started wearing glasses. But not just any old glasses: specifically, the Microsoft Hololens. It looks like a bulky set of safety goggles. And it layers digital information over the real world. In this case, it scans the curved panel, makes its calculations, and shows the technician exactly where each fastener should go. Productivity experts are gushing about the potential benefits of augmented-reality devices such as the Hololens and Google Glass. When Google first demonstrated its smart glasses in 2012, their prospects seemed quite different. They were seen as a … [Read more...] about Why do billions of people still not have glasses?
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong held talks on November 9 with President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez following a welcome ceremony held for the Cuban leader. During the talks, the leaders briefed each other on the situation in their respective countries and discussed orientations and measures to deepen the special relationship between the two sides in an effective and pragmatic fashion. They also exchanged viewpoints on regional and international issues of shared concern. Party General Secretary and President Trong said the Cuban President’s visit will generate momentum for the bilateral relationship. Congratulating the Cuban people on achievements they have … [Read more...] about Leaders agree to raise Vietnam-Cuba trade to 500 million USD by 2022