Vietnam: Out-of-school children tendency reduces significantly

  Ms. Nguyen Thi Nghia, MOET Vice Minister delivered speech at the event. (Photo: H.H) The event was attended by Ms. Nguyen Thi Nghia, MOET Vice Minister, Mr. Ta Ngoc Tri, Deputy Director, Primary Education  Department, the Ministry of Education and Training; Nguyen Dinh Manh, Deputy Director, Office of the Ministry of Education and Training; Mr. Akihiro FUSHIMI, Education Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for East Asia and the Pacific and deputies from the relevant Departments under the MOET, the Department of Child Affairs under the Ministry of Labor, War-Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ethnic Council and the Committee on Culture, Education, Young People and Children under the National Assembly, General Statistics Office, UN agencies in Vietnam, experts of UNICEF and UNESCO in the region. The total number of out-of-school children from 5-14 has been reduced significantly and the greatest reduction was observed among five-year-old pre-primary school children. The study showed that the percentage of ethnic minority children who have never attended school or who dropped out (out of school children) in 2014 was significantly less than in 2009. The Khmer and the Mong made significant progress over the period, but they still had the highest out-of-school rates of all the ethnic minority groups. It also pointed out a large disparity in the out-of-school rates for the poorest and the richest households, and the difference increased with the level of education. For the 5-year-old, the percentage of out-of-school children from the poorest households was three times higher than those from the richest… [Read full story]

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