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Investment in education nears US$20 billion in rural areas

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As of June 2019, total investment in the field of education and training in the country during the phase of 2011-2019 reached VND462.79 trillion VND (US$19.95 billion), announced the Ministry of Education of Training announced yesterday at a meeting to review 10 –year implementation of the government’s new rural plan in the field.

 

 

 

Organisations and 80 individuals receive certificates of merit from the Ministry of Education and Training at the conference (Source: VNA)

Organisations and 80 individuals receive certificates of merit from the Ministry of Education and Training at the conference (Source: VNA)

After nine years, the education sector has gained achievements including more communes having educational equipment and facilities, most children at the age of six going to the first grade especially children from low-income families and children with disabilities.
Nonetheless, investment in schools is still low; therefore, many communes have not been recognized new –style rural communes because they failed to achieve this standard.
When it comes to illiteracy eradication, local administrations and residents have not fully realized that obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. Moreover, sluggish construction of schools leads to shortage of preschools in crowded residential areas.
Furthermore, there has been a disparity between the rates of preschoolers in different regions.
Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Le Hai An assigned new tasks to the education sector including more investment in facilities and address the shortcomings of the last time as well as enhance supervision to help obtaining targets. Additionally, the sectors should avoid achievement addiction on the way to be recognized to be new-styled rural commune.

BY XUAN QUYNH – Translated by ANH QUAN

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