The "Finnish School Day" was held in two days October 28 and 29 in order to introduce parents, teachers and educational management boards to the approach of teaching and learning of Finnish education system. Deputy Chief of the municipal People's Committee Nguyen Thi Thu and Finland Ambassador attended the event.
Students at the age of seven to nine took part in the day to experience learning environment like their Finnish counterparts with Finnish teachers.
Parents and educational managers had a chance to exchange management experience, learning methodologies with Finnish Ambassador and teachers.
Ton Duc Thang University said that the international school is established as per the municiapl People's Committee in November, 2016. The school's design will be done by Finnish architects and total investment of around $25 million.
The newly established international school will deliver Vietnam's and Finland's education. Finland program will be taught in English by Finnish teachers and Vietnam's program will be taught in Vietnamese by Vietnamese and Finnish teachers. However, Vietnam's program will be taught by Finnish teaching methodologies.
School starts admission in June, 2019 for the first grade to twelve grade. However, in the first year, it just admits students of the first grade to ninth grade for the program delivered in English and the program delivered in half Vietnamese.
Tuition fee of English delivered program in primary school is estimated around VND310-340 million a year while their junior high school students will pay VND345 - 380 million a year. Students will receive international certificates after graduation.
For program delivered in half Vietnamese, parents of primary students will pay VND150-170 million a year while parents of junior high school student pay VND170-200 million a year. Students will be given local certificates.
Ton Duc Thang University representative said students whose parents are working in state-run agencies will be eligible for 10 percent exemption while kids of the university's employee will enjoy 11 to 25 percent of tuition fee depending on parents' seniority at school.