Children from across Ho Chi Minh City have spent their first few weeks of summer visiting the children’s section of the General Sciences Library, located in downtown District 1, to read in a comfortable environment and participate in a variety of clubs and activities. Nguyen Ngoc Lan, a fifth grader from District 3, has spent nearly the entire week at the library eagerly reading books and participating in the dozens of activities hosted by staff and guests there, including storytelling sessions and advice on choosing new books to read. New books, new activities Lan did not have much love for reading when her mother first brought her to the library, but the time the young girl has spent making new friends and enjoying the library’s activities has turned her into a true bookworm with a particular interest in outer space and comics. Fourth grader Viet Quan and his sister, first grader Huong Thanh, have also been spending their mornings at the library. The siblings are … [Read more...] about A summer of fun and learning for Ho Chi Minh City children
Summer class for high school students
A small student is choosing a textbook In its document to schools, the Department asked teachers and school managers to strictly implement the regulations on the use of textbooks and reference books in general educational institutions. Accordingly, the Department required teachers and managers not to abuse their positions to force or mobilize students and their parents to buy reference publications. In addition, educational institutions are not allowed to list and pack a set of textbooks with exercise books, reference books, outlines, and other documents besides the list of textbooks approved by the Ministry of Education and Training with the aim to introduce students and parents. Educational institutions need to arrange reasonable funding sources to buy textbooks for their school libraries. Furthermore, schools should mobilize students to donate and support old textbooks in school libraries which will lend to younger students. Previously, parents complained about social … [Read more...] about Education authority asks schools not to force parents to buy reference books
Nation Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the forum (Photo: VNA) London (VNA) - The National Assembly always supports the development of the Vietnam-UK strategic partnership, which was established in 2010, particularly in education, stated Chairman of the Nation Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue at the Vietnam-UK Education Collaboration Forum in London on June 30 (local time). Addressing the forum, Hue stated education is a leading national policy in Vietnam, identified as one of the three breakthroughs to implement the nation’s socio-economic development strategy. Every year, Vietnam spends 20% of its national budget on education and training. He said to create a strong transition in human resource development, Vietnam has determined that it is necessary to actively carry out international integration and promote foreign investment attraction in education for quality improvement. With the country’s law made to facilitate businesses in the sector, Vietnam has … [Read more...] about Legislature backs Vietnam-UK education cooperation: top legislator
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.
The competition, part of the Taste of Australia event, was organised by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and supported by Vietnam’s Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC). It had two rounds – an online one held from May 12-June 4; and a final round held on June 25 in Ho Chi Minh City. All contestants registered for the online round submitted video clips with two cups with two different patterns from four subjects - Heart, Tulip, Rosetta and Swan. Sixteen submissions competed in the final round and the top three winners were chosen by a panel of judges featuring: Dang The Lan (Alumnus of Central Queensland University; Founder and Managing Director, The Lovely Cup O’ Coffee; 3rd Place Winner of the Southern Region Latte Art Championship in 2013 Australia); and Pham Minh Luan (Alumnus of RMIT Vietnam; Founder, Hyper Coffee). The three guest judges for the competition were: Rebecall Ball, Senior Commissioner of Austrade; MasterChef Ngo Thanh Hoa; and Art … [Read more...] about Australian barista contest found the winner
Hanoi (VNA) - The following is a brief review of the day’s events as reported by the Vietnam News Agency on June 30. - Local media of Hungary have highlighted the visit by National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, which was made from June 26-28 at the invitation of Speaker of the Hungarian NA László Kövér. Read full story - Vietnamese representatives reaffirmed their country’s commitments to develop blue and sustainable oceans when attending the United Nations Ocean Conference (UNOC) held in Lisbon from June 27 to July 1. United Nations Ocean Conference (Photo: VNA) Addressing the UN Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14): Conserve, sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu emphasised the need to fully and effectively implement the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) - a comprehensive legal framework for all activities at sea and a … [Read more...] about ☕ Afternoon briefing on July 1