Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC allocates land for education purpose

The Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee proposed reviewing the number of schools, facilities to allocate land for building school with the aim to have 300 classroom per 10,000 population.

HCMC allocates land for education purpose

At a meeting yesterday, Deputy Chairman of the Committee Trieu Le Khanh said that after a tour around districts 7, 10, Tan Phu to investigate, she realized that local administrations have taken heed to education and allocated land for education purpose.
Administrators also provided fund for building and repairing schools.
The sector was planning to recruit more teachers and encouraging parents to send their children to preschools.
Additionally, children of poor and near-poor households of Cham and Khmer ethnic minority groups enjoyed exemption of tuition fee.
However, through investigation, the committee realized that there has been a shortage of English, music and painting teachers.
Representatives of district fatherland front committees petitioned the Ministry of Education and Training to have regulation of teachers providing consultation to students and medical staffs in schools.
Moreover, the Ministry should lift restrictions on number of floors in schools because of limited land for education purpose but increase in students. At present, school buildings are permitted to have only up to three stories.
Participants said that some schools have small playground, dirty toilets. Curriculum should include communication skills and group work-team work skill and schools should increase extra-activities to teach life skills.
Chairwoman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee To Thi Bich Chau highly appreciated the city’s last year achievements including building and repairing of nearly 1,000 classroom for the new school year.
She asked district fatherland front committees to work with other unions to call for sending children to schools and social contribution for education as well as supervise tuition fee collection in schools as some schools collect more for supplies than the government requires.

By HOAI NAM - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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