Deputy director of HCM City Department of Education and Training, Lê Hoài Nam, speaks about a 'smart' model based on IT use in management and communication with students’ families, which has been adopted at five high schools in HCM City. HCM City has piloted the ‘School without Cash Payments’ programme, can you tell us about its advantages and challenges? In 2011, the Prime Minister ratified a project to promote no-cash payment in the country. To implement the project, HCM City’s education sector piloted the ‘School without Cash Payment' programme during 2014-15. Under the programme, students’ parents use banking services such as ATMs, internet banking, money transfer, and payments through points of sale machines at schools to pay fees for their children instead of cash. The programme also allows students to use smart school cards (SSCs) for marking attendance, borrowing books from libraries, buying food and water at … [Read more...] about HCM City begins to make schools ‘smart’
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Ta Ngoc Van, Chief Lawyer at a Hanoi-based charity organisation that rescues women and children in crisis, has been named in the 2019 Class of Asia 39 Young Leaders by the Asia Society from the US. Ta Ngoc Van (Photo: Reuters) The 13th class is made up of 39 leaders under the age of 40 from 31 countries across the Asia Pacific region. This year’s list includes activists, artists, educators, journalists, scientists and social entrepreneurs. At the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, Van has worked to secure the freedom of victims of human trafficking and provide them with legal advocacy. He was honoured by the Ministry of Public Security as “Hero of the Year” in 2015 for his contributions to rescuing more than 400 trafficked children and women in police operations across northern provinces. Van was also the first to win the Trust Women Anti Trafficking Hero Award from the Thomson Reuters Foundation the same year. The 2019 class will meet on … [Read more...] about Vietnamese lawyer named in 2019 Class of Asia Young Leaders
The new school year is already nearly a month old, but many schools are suffering teacher shortages. An English lesson at the Huoi Tu 2 Primary School in Ky Son District, the central province of Nghe An. The province faces severe shortage of teachers. — VNA/VNS Photo Bich Hue According to the Ministry of Education and Training, preschools nationwide lacked 49,000 teachers. The reason for this is that since 2015, the number of preschool students has been rapidly increasing and has reached 1.2 million, but the number of newly-recruited teachers remains far behind the requirement. Multi-subject teachers Like many localities across the country, the central province of Nghe An was facing a severe shortage of teachers for the 2019-2020 school year, reported online newspaper baotintuc.vn. Tran Thi Tuyet, a maths and literature teacher at Hung Thong Primary School in Hung Nguyen Distrct, Nghe An Province, has also had to stand in to cover art, music and sport. Her working hours … [Read more...] about Downsizing plan causes teacher shortages
BizInfo Kien A: A 25-year journey to build long-lasting values Friday, Oct 18, 2019,09:37 (GMT+7) Kien A: A 25-year journey to build long-lasting values KIEN A Group turns 25 this year and has been honored as the Best Developer at the PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards. Kien A is honored as the best real estate developer at the PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards 2019 Customer-centric strategy “The prize-winning projects of KIEN A Group have asserted product quality and the right development orientation of the group, focusing on customers and contributing the best values to the community,” said Dr. Huynh Ba Lan, Board Chairman of KIEN A Group, at the 2019 award ceremony of the PropertyGuru Vietnam Property Awards. Dr. Lan was honored as Real Estate Personality of the Year of the year 2018. This explains why KIEN A Group has succeeded in developing Cat Lai Urban Area in District 2, with the CITI … [Read more...] about Kien A: A 25-year journey to build long-lasting values
While parents insist on installing cameras in classes to prevent school abuse, teachers argue that this will violate children’s rights and teachers’ privacy. Another child abuse case has been discovered at the Phan Chu Trinh Primary School in Tan Phu district of HCM City. Once again, the idea of installing cameras in classrooms has been mentioned as a solution to prevent child abuse. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the city piloted the installation of cameras at some preschools in districts 1, 12 and Hoc Mon, and plans to install cameras in other districts in the 2019-2020 academic year. However, the idea has been facing strong opposition from teachers. Meanwhile, installing cameras in classrooms cannot be implemented because of the opposition by teachers. Some parents also protest against the plan as they fear that images of their children may be disseminated for wrong purposes. Thanh Lich To prevent school abuse, teachers told to stop demanding passive … [Read more...] about Will CCTV cameras help prevent school abuse in Vietnam?