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VietNamNet Bridge – A seminar to introduce a life skills programme used in preschools and primary schools, called POKI, was held on Tuesday in HCM City at the city’s Department of Education and Training’s office.   Illustrative image -- File photo The programme helps prepare young people to become global citizens of the 21st century, according to the organisers, the Viet Nam Schools Connect Company (VSC) and the Scientific Institute of Human Resources Management (HMIS). About 354 preschools and elementary schools from 24 cities and provinces, mostly in northern Viet Nam, use the programme in their curriculum. The programme fee is VND50 – 60,000 (US$2.2 – 2.6) per student per month.    “We hope to receive support from the department to expand the programme to other schools,” Nguyen Van Si, vice president of the HMIS, said. Nguyen Van Hieu, deputy director of the city’s Department of Education and Training, said it was important for students to have good social skills as well as academic knowledge. The programme focuses on four criteria, including practical life skills and literacy; out-and-in communication and collaboration; knowledge acquisition, thinking and innovation; and information and technology application. Each criterion includes many lessons, with some following content in school textbooks to make academic information more practical and comprehensive. The programme offers multiple features, including software for teaching, an online life skills portal for students and parents to access, outdoor activity kits, and textbooks, among others. Schools can choose to have either one or two life skills lessons…... [read more]

The programme helps prepare young people to become global citizens of the 21st century, according to the organisers, the Vietnam Schools Connect Company (VSC) and the Scientific Institute of Human Resources Management (HMIS). About 354 preschools and elementary schools from 24 cities and provinces, mostly in northern Vietnam, use the programme in their curriculum. The programme fee is VND50- 60,000 (US$2.2-2.6) per student per month.   “We hope to receive support from the city’s Department of Education and Training to expand the programme to other schools,” Nguyen Van Si, vice president of the HMIS, said. Nguyen Van Hieu, deputy director of the city’s Department of Education and Training, said it was important for students to have good social skills as well as academic knowledge. The programme focuses on four criteria, including practical life skills and literacy; out-and-in communication and collaboration; knowledge acquisition, thinking and innovation; and information and technology application. Each criterion includes many lessons, with some following content in school textbooks to make academic information more practical and comprehensive. The programme offers multiple features, including software for teaching, an online life skills portal for students and parents to access, outdoor activity kits, and textbooks, among others. Schools can choose to have either one or two life skills lessons per week, depending on their curriculum.... [read more]

Vietnam currently has 408 investment projects in Laos with a total registered investment capital of US$3.7 billion, statistics show. Vietnam and Laos recently hosted the Conference on Professional Exchanges between Vietnam-Laos Planning and Investment Sectors 2017 took place in Da Nang City to further boost bilateral relations between the governments of the two countries. 2017 also marked a milestone year of Vietnam-Laos solidarity aimed to deepen the special friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two neighbours. Mr Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, said, Vietnamese enterprises are continuing to invest and make a positive contribution to Laos’ socio-economic development. They have to date invested 408 projects worth US$3.7 billion in Laos. In addition, the Government of Vietnam still offers a grant of VND850 billion (US$30 million) to Laos. According to experts, aid projects have been implemented with ensured quality and progress. In addition, Vietnam also supports Laos to build the House of the National Assembly which is estimated to cost US$100 million while effectively carrying out the Protocol for Cooperation in Official Training in the 2017 - 2021 period. In addition, in the new Bilateral Trade Agreement and the Border Trade Agreement, the two sides have actively coordinated in executing specific terms and conditions and made progress in traffic connectivity. Training cooperation has been more and more effective and training quality has been improved with more than 14,000 Lao students studying in Vietnam, of which more than 3,400 are under the agreements.…... [read more]

Lien Chieu Port in Da Nang is one of a key project in infrastructure development. The city has called for investment in 68 projects in 2017-20. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh The central city has listed 68 Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects, 22 of them in the hi-tech sector, calling for investment from domestic and foreign businesses in the 2017-20 period. The projects are in the fields of education and training, healthcare, tourism and services, trade, infrastructure, hi-tech farms, entertainment and environment. The total investment needed for these projects is estimated at US$1.4 billion. The Da Nang administration has classified the projects under the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), Build-Lease-Transfer (BLT), Build-Own-Operate (BOO) and Build-Own-Operate- Transfer (BOOT) models. Some of the key projects are a solar power plant ($400 million); Lien Chieu Port ($324 million); mass transport system ($2.7 billion); railway station removal and urban resettlement ($678 million); software park No 2 ($150 million) and a horse racing centre ($200 million). Da Nang is also calling for investment in the Tho Quang fishing port and fishing village as an ecotourism site; and three projects in solid waste and waste water treatment as well as a water supply system ($225 million). These PPP projects are expected to help Da Nang become a ‘green city’ by 2030. Da Nang has been a frontrunner in Viet Nam in deploying PPP projects, co-operating with the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) on key projects since 2012. The city…... [read more]

Hanoi, August 14 (VNA) - The third open mathematics festival was launched on August 13 at the Hanoi University of Technology by the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics.  The festival, which included a photo exhibition about mathematics application in daily life, seeks to create opportunities for students, teachers, parents and mathematicians from around the country to share their views and experiences related to mathematics.  Festival organisers also hope it will inspire lovers of mathematics and help promote the development of this field in Vietnam.  In another development, the Ministry of Education and Training awarded scholarships of 7.29 billion VND (324,000 USD) to 185 students from 12 universities and 297 high school students for excellence in mathematics.  In addition, 85 math projects were awarded 2.57 billion VND (114,200 USD).  Professor Tran Van Nhung, secretary general of the State Council for Professor Titles, said the award and scholarships would motivate teachers and students to continue striving for the country’s mathematics development.  The awards event is a part of the national target programme on mathematics development in the period 2010-20, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.  Mathematics projects receiving the award must have been published on international magazines and must include one lecturer in addition to students.  Students awarded scholarships all had a grade of at least 9 in maths or had achievements in domestic and international contests for gifted students. VNA/VNP  ... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – The third open mathematics festival was launched yesterday at the Ha Noi University of Technology by the Viet Nam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. The third open mathematics festival was launched yesterday at the Ha Noi University of Technology by the Viet Nam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. — Photo tuoitrethudo.vn The festival, which included a photo exhibition about mathematics application in daily life, seeks to create opportunities for students, teachers, parents and mathematicians from around the country to share their views and experiences related to mathematics. Festival organisers also hope it will inspire lovers of mathematics and help promote the development of this field in Viet Nam. In another development, the Ministry of Education and Training awarded scholarships of VND7.29 billion ($324,000) to 185 students from 12 universities and 297 high school students for excellence in mathematics. In addition, 85 math projects were awarded VND2.57 billion (US$114,200). Professor Tran Van Nhung, general secretary of the State Council for Professor Titles, said the award and scholarships would motivate teachers and students to continue striving for the country’s mathematics development. The awards event is a part of the national target programme on mathematics development in the period 2010-20, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Mathematics projects receiving the award must have been published on international magazines and must include one lecturer in addition to students. Students awarded scholarships all had a grade of at least 9 in maths or had achievements in domestic…... [read more]

Illustrative photo (Photo: tuoitrethudo.vn)   Hanoi (VNA) - The third open mathematics festival was launched on August 13 at the Hanoi University of Technology by the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics. The festival, which included a photo exhibition about mathematics application in daily life, seeks to create opportunities for students, teachers, parents and mathematicians from around the country to share their views and experiences related to mathematics. Festival organisers also hope it will inspire lovers of mathematics and help promote the development of this field in Vietnam. In another development, the Ministry of Education and Training awarded scholarships of 7.29 billion VND (324,000 USD) to 185 students from 12 universities and 297 high school students for excellence in mathematics. In addition, 85 math projects were awarded 2.57 billion VND (114,200 USD). Professor Tran Van Nhung, secretary general of the State Council for Professor Titles, said the award and scholarships would motivate teachers and students to continue striving for the country’s mathematics development. The awards event is a part of the national target programme on mathematics development in the period 2010-20, which was approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Mathematics projects receiving the award must have been published on international magazines and must include one lecturer in addition to students. Students awarded scholarships all had a grade of at least 9 in maths or had achievements in domestic and international contests for gifted students.-VNA ... [read more]

Many universities are facing a shortage of hundreds of students this academic year. Students apply to Ho Chi Minh City University of Pedagogy The problem was raised during the review conference for 2016-2017 academic year and this year held by the Ministry of Education and Training on August 11. As students can apply to multiple institutions before admission standards are set, the universities face an inaccurate number of applications every year. According to the ministry, as of August 8, about 110,000 out of 352,000 students didn't register for the universities they applied to. Many universities such as the University of Communications and Transport, National University of Civil Engineering and Water Resources University lack from 300 to 800 students compared to their quota even though the ministry claimed to have the situation under control. The universities had called each student but they all wanted to register to other universities or had other plans.    When being asked, Minister of Education Phung Xuan Nha said, "It's not too difficult to understand why 110,000 students didn't register. Educational institutions need to compete. Students will feel more secure to apply to quality institutions." Nha warned the universities not to recruit too many students for popular courses even though there are few jobs in those sectors.  Hoang Minh Son, head of Hanoi University of Science and Technology said universities should invest more into consultancy, market research and communication departments. Also at the meeting, many complained that the tests this year seemed to result in too…... [read more]

For the last 17 years, a special school in HCM City’s District 7 has been providing a priceless service to children of poor migrant workers struggling to eke out a living. A retired teacher at a special school in District 7 for children of poor migrants.  Every year, this school, set up under a small project called Cầu Hàn which enrolls about 60 poor children whose parents do not have enough money to send them to school. For two hours a day, Monday to Friday, these children, mostly from the district’s Tan Thanh Tay, Tan Quy and Tan Kieng wards, are taught by retired teachers. A small house with two “classrooms” and a living room serves as a makeshift school for students from first to fifth grade. “Most of the students are not good at learning, so they have to go to class from the beginning of August instead of September to revise lessons,” Do Ngoc Tuyet, 62, a retired teacher, told the Youth newspaper. Besides lessons following the curricula set by the Ministry of Education and Training, the students also learn about traffic safety, children’s rights, violence, abuse, HIV prevention and human trafficking. “Their parents are so busy with their work all day, because most of them are migrant workers and do not have time to take care their children, so we also have to teach them skills to protect themselves,” said project manager Huynh Kim Tien. Because their parents are always away, the children have to fend for…... [read more]

Handing over certificates of merit and awards to outstanding mathematical works  The awards worth nearly VND 10 billion were handed over by the national key program on mathematical development in the 2010-2020 period, in presence of Professor Tran Van Nhung, General Secretary of the State Council for Professor Title, Deputy Head of the program’s steering committee; Professor Ngo Bao Chau; representatives of Ministry of Education and Training. This is the fifth year that tinternationally published mathematical projects have been awarded, and universities and high schools students excellent at math have been presented with scholarships. Since 2012, over VND 10 billion has been awarded to 356 math projects by 742 authors, with a reward of from VND 17.25 million to 30.25 million per project. Meanwhile, nearly VND 33.8 billion worth scholarships have been granted to 1,517 students with good mathematical records have received scholarships, worth VND 7.35 million to 8.05 million each, totalling nearly VND 33.8 billion. Over the past years, these scholarships encouraged high school and university students to well study math, and at the same time helped disadvantaged students with high academic records to overcome difficulties and continue their study.  The talk themed "The Industrial Revolution No. 3,141592654..." During the awarding ceremony, a talk themed “The Industrial Revolution No. 3,141592654 ...” was held with the participation of Prof. Ngo Bao Chau, Chairman of FPT Corporation Truong Gia Binh, Asso. Prof. Phan Toan Thang  and Prof.…... [read more]




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